Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Malcolm "Mike" Carden, 94, of Radcliff, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center.
Command Sgt. Maj. Carden was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War. Some of his many awards and accomplishments included Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Combat Infantry Badge. He also was an avid University of Kentucky fan, a Kentucky Colonel and avid golfer. After he retired from the military, he and Jack Conroe formed C&C Homes/Painting/Realty in the Radcliff area.
Then after his final retirement he and his wife enjoyed wintering in Florida.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell Ray; a son, John Davis; and a sister, Helen Noe.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Landis Carden; five children, Patrick Davis and his wife, Rose, Marilyn Dye, Sherilyn Carden, Carole Black and her husband, Keith, and Carolyn Wietecha and her husband, Tom; a brother, Wayne Noe and his wife, Faye; a sister, Glenna Marino; a sister-in-law, Cindy McCombs and her husband, Dwight; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. He also held a special place in his heart for the staff at Radcliff Veterans Center.
The funeral for Mr. Carden is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Chaplain Dean Whitaker officiating. Burial with military honors follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Published by The News-Enterprise from Jun. 18 to Jun. 25, 2021.