Rev. Nelson Walden
September 24, 1935 ~ November 18, 2018
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Rev. Nelson Walden, 83, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018. Rev. Walden was a native of Union County, NC. He was a teacher, principal, and college professor at Montreat College. He served as pastor at the Assembly of God in Murphy, NC, and also served as a missionary, taking many missionary trips to India. He served as a minister at the Western Carolina Rescue Mission, and was a member of Crossroads Church in Asheville, where he taught Bible study. Most of all, Rev. Walden loved the word of God and was a Bible teacher. Rev. Walden was the owner and operator of Richardsons Appliance and Paint in Black Mountain. Surviving are his wife, Mary Starnes Walden; children, Tonia Walden, Eric Walden (Carol), Greg Walden, and Gil Walden (Sheila); grandchildren, Cory (Sarah) Walden, Shannon (Francis) Faamausili, and Aaron and Andrew Walden; great-granddaughter, Ava; and a sister, Kay Walden Lathan. Funeral services for Rev. Walden will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, at Crossroads Church, with Rev. Dr. J. Michael Brown and Rev. Wade Zachary officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held on Sunday, November 25, at 3:00 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Monroe, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads Church, 20 S. Bear Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, or to the Western Carolina Rescue Mission, PO Box 909, Asheville, NC 28802. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.