Roy "Wallace" Carden

Roy was one of my closest friends, we traveled lots of roads together and chased clouds at other times. I'm missing the old f**t a bunch.

Barry "Da Bear" King

 Roy Wallace Carden, age 80, of Poulan, died Friday, December 17, 2004 at his residence.

 A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Chaplin Waters of Moody Air Force Base officiating, and with full military honors.

 Mr. Carden was born on April 10, 1924 in Hampton, TN, to the late Otho Carden and Molly Carnett Carden Campbell.

 Mr. Carden served his country as a member of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air force, retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a TSGT with more than 21 years service on February 1st, 1971.

 During his Air Force career, Mr. Carden served as an Aerial Photographer performing aerial cartography (geodetic surveys) and photomapping (map making).

 He also served in Vietnam as a Combat Photographer. Mr. Carden was a member of the Caterpillar Club, having had occasion to bail out of a disabled aircraft to save his life

 He enjoyed genealogy, and writing about his family, researching military history and airplanes.

 Mr. Carden is survived by his ex-wife, Saiko Hamano Tucker, two daughters, Heidi Farnsworth, and her husband, Harold William "Bill" III, of Albany, GA, and Romy Tucker, and her husband, Frank, also of Albany. One brother, Carl Carden, of Abingdon, VA, and two grandchildren, Bryttany Farnsworth and Gage Tucker, both of Albany.

 The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Hall and Hall Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

East Tennessee State University

Carroll Reece Museum

Box 70660

Johnson City, TN 37614

Hall & Hall Funeral Home

324 S. Mock Road

Albany, Georgia 31703