Raford Harden, age 81, died Thursday April 24, 2014, at his home in Smithville, TN, overlooking Centerhill Lake. He was born in Troy, AL on September 18, 1932, to the late Alex and Carrie Lee Harden. He was also preceded in death by his wife Velma J. Hawley Harden, and by his brothers, Hank, William S. and Joe Harden.
Mr. Harden is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Vickie Harden of Murfreesboro, TN, Douglas and Dawn Harden of Flower Mound, TX, Gary and Lisa Harden of Acworth, GA, and Greg and Kecia Harden of Smithville, TN; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Craig Bell and John Hodge Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 PM.Mr. Harden was of the Methodist faith and retired from the Air Force of the United States, where he served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Online condolences may be made to www.woodfinchapel.com. WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 615-893-5151.