ROGERSVILLE — Gary Lee Carden, 69, 212 Marble Hall Rd., Rogersville, formerly of Johnson City, died Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Brookhaven Manor, Kingsport, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Gary was a native of Kingsport and lived most of his life in Johnson City before moving to Rogersville in 1993.
He was a son of the late Edsel William and Helen Morrison Carden.
Gary was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War and later in the Tennessee Army National Guard.
He retired from dietary services at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following twenty years of service.
Gary was a Baptist and a member of the V.F.W., Morristown.
He enjoyed music, dancing and old western movies.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a nephew, David “Tuffy” Carden.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Carden, of the home; his daughter, Kim Eggers and husband, Brian, Johnson City; his granddaughter, Savannah Eggers, Johnson City; his brother, H.D. Carden and wife, Brenda, Johnson City; one nephew, Ron Wilcox, Atlanta, GA; one niece, Tammy McGee and husband, Chris, Rogersville.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. from the West Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Ginley officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the West Chapel of the funeral home.
The graveside committal service will be held Monday, December 12, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. in Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Boone Dam V.F.W. #4933. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery by 9:50 A.M.
The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Carden family. 928-6111