PEORIA - Billy "Don" Walden, 63, of Peoria passed away at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, surrounded by his family at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Delrose, Tenn., to Henry and Ida Whitman Walden. He married Karen Pavelka on Feb. 22, 2002, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Heather (Larry) Walden-Fox of Washington. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Carter and Casey Fox of Washington; two brothers, Ray (Marge) Walden of Yates City and Cal (Julie) Walden of Peoria; and two sisters, Doris (Rick) Bryant of Albuquerque, N.M., and Judy (Bob) Billingsley of Peoria.
His parents and one brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death.
Don was a self-employed carpenter in the Peoria area, last working in 2011.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Timber Lake Country Club, 5501 W. Farmington Road, to celebrate Don's life.
Memorials in his name may be given to a
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