He professed faith in Christ at a young age and attended Farmer’s Chapel Church of God.
He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1959.
His work career included over forty-five years in road construction and site work for Holderman Construction, Geupel Construction, Hinkle Construction and Adams Contracting. He worked in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee.
He enjoyed woodworking and fixing up old fiddles and other musical instruments as a hobby.
He united in marriage to Evelyn Darlene Norman Wilson and they enjoyed forty-six years together.
Besides his wife, Darlene Harden of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and two daughters: Bill Harden and wife, Michele and Karen Cline and husband, Mark of Mansfield, Ohio and Jenny Allen and husband, Lee of Campbellsville; one step-daughter, Connie Wilson and husband, Jim Whitaker of Florence; twelve grandchildren: John Cline and wife, Emily, Julie Deel and fiance, Jeff Davis, Michael Cline and wife, Courtney, Katie Cline, Billy Harden, Erin Harden, Gregory Harden, Logan Wilson, Samantha Whitaker, Blake Harden, Zechariah Morris and Bristol Harden; ten great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister: Lannie Harden and Sue Weatherford and husband, R. H. of Campbellsville; nine nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two sons: Doyan Harden in infancy and Eric Harden; a grandson, Justin Deel; two step-sons: Scott Wilson and Greg Wilson and one brother, Leonard Harden.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Evan TedderEXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF
BURIAL: Jones Chapel Cemetery
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