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Kenneth Carden

February 5, 1943 — October 17, 2022

Trussville, Alabama

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.    Romans 8: 38 & 39


Kenneth Roy Carden, 79, went to be with the our Lord on Monday, October 17, 2022.  He was born on February 5, 1943, in Wetumpka, AL, the son of Roy and Joyce (Bonnett) Carden.
Kenneth, better known as Ken to his family and friends and “Poppa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was a graduate of West End High School and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Kenneth enlisted in the United States Navy on August 23, 1961 through August 22, 1967, serving on the U.S.S. Bennington during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Air Forces Expeditionary Medal.
He married his high school sweetheart, Judy Gaynelle Carden in June of 1963. Their love affair spanned 59 years. Ken worked at Vulcan Materials for a short period until transitioning to BellSouth where he retired after 30 years.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Judy, his children Keith Carden (Tracy), Staci Payant (Brian) and Holli Maner;  Seven (7) grandchildren, Timothy Trent Dennis Jr (Lydia), David Allen Dennis (Heather), Clayton Allen Carden (Marleigh), Kayci Nicole Timmons (Kyle-Harris), Kyle Benjamin Carden (Alisha), Skylar Erica Foxhall (Andrew), Ryan Christopher Payant and Thirteen great-grandchildren.
His love for God, Country and family was always first and foremost. His was an example to all who knew him, quick witted and dry humored.   An avid sportsman who loved fishing, Nascar and Alabama football.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Grace Community Church located at 6020 Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173 with visitation to begin at 10:00am and a service at 11:00am.   He will be laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

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