I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Terry Ronald Carden, age 48, of 2417 Charles Street, Johnson City, left this life unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13, to be with his Heavenly Father.
He was a native of Johnson City and the son of Ray and Peggy Carden. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Willie Wishon; and grandparents, Nannie Miller and Mib Wishon, Rex Carden and Beuna Carden.
Terry was a graduate of David Crockett High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He was a self employed maintenance man, and a certified HVAC Tech. Terry loved people and his keen sense of humor left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His smiling face and loving heart will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Terry was a member of Snow Memorial Baptist Church, where he had served as Youth Director, and he attended University Parkway Baptist Church.
Terry leaves behind his wife, Sonya Carden, of the home, daughters, Melissa Sutphin, Amy Patton and husband, Derek, and Scarlet Mason; one son, Christopher Sutphin; his grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Roadie and C.J.; Brother and sister-in-law, Sean Carden and wife, Julie; his favorite uncle and mentor, Rusty Wishon and wife, Jan; Aunts, Dora Wishon, Sylvia Kirk, Flora Lawson and Marjorie Story and husband, Bob; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend, Chris Mathes.
The funeral service for Terry will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 18, 2011, at University Parkway Baptist Church with Pastor Rusty Wishon, Rev. David Dugger and Rev. Larry Dugger officiating. Music will be under the direction of Queenie Wheeler.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the church.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19, from Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Ingram, Dean Brown, Paul Meyers, Mike Kirk, Chris Mathes, Derek Patton, David Carden and Joe Taylor. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Appalachian Funeral Home to travel in procession to the cemetery at 10:30 A.M. Saturday.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Carden Family. (423) 928-6111