Johnny Ray "Pops" Walden


Mr. Johnny Ray “Pops” Walden of Columbia passed from this life on Friday, June 14, 2024 at the T. J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Jefferson County on June 8, 1954 to the late Andrew and Anna (Johnson) Walden, he was 70 years of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended Carrying the Torch Ministries. He was a farmer. Mr. Walden loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed watching U of L basketball and football.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, John Walden and wife Nicole; a daughter, Christy Trail of Shelbyville; three sisters, Linda Raisor of Tennessee, Anna Perkins and husband Donnie of Knifley and Mary Jo Swartz of Shelbyville; six grandchildren, Gregory Walden, Charles Walden, Sebastian Trail, Cyala Trail, Alina Trail and Alexis Shepperson; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Lowell Walden, Andy Lee Walden and Margaret Spears.

Cremation was accorded to Mr. Walden by the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Campbellsville. There are no public services scheduled at this time.

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