Paul Matthew Carden, 80, of Soddy Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was a loving and caring husband and father who enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Paul was retired from the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Author and Margaret Carden; a daughter, Katy Lynn Carden; a grandson, Nathan Will Dent; brothers, Adolph Carden, and Leon Carden and his sisters, Katherine Nelson, Jeanette Harden, Oneida Kriens, Viva Weatherspoon and Magaline Maynor.
Paul is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Wanda Carden; two daughters, Paula Sneed (Bobby) of Sale Creek and Stephanie Johnson of Soddy Daisy; a son, Charles (Pete) Miller of Soddy Daisy; his grandchildren, Delphia (Dent) May (Rick), Matthew Dent, James Johnson (Samantha), John Johnson (Angela), Robert Johnson (Jordan), Elizabeth Miller, Cristal Cain (Mark), Shelby Miller, LeRoy Kilgore, Brittany Sneed(Bobby, Jr.); seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a sister, Dorthy Chase.
Services will be 12:30 P.M Tuesday, June13, 2017 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Delsie Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton County Memorial Park. Visitation is 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Sneed, Jerry Hensley, JR Miller, Harley Dodd, Jerry Kilgore and Roger Nelson.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.