Howard “Worm” Carden

Published 12:04 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Howard “Worm” Carden, age 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Howard was born in Carter County to the late George and Veona Nave Carden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Mary Campbell Carden; two brothers, Raymond Carden and Donald Carden; and one sister, Shirley Turner.

Howard retired from Star Building Systems and had previously worked at North American Rayon Corporation for 16 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #360, loved to fish, garden and refinishing wood floors. Howard was of the Baptist faith.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Anthony Dwayne Carden, of New Mexico and Ronald Keith Carden, of Elizabethton; one daughter, Robin Michelle Carden Strickland, of Concord, NC; five grandchildren, Amber, Austin, Autumn, Abigail and Brentley; three sisters, Wilma Sanders, of Michigan, Janice Holt, of Johnson City and Joyce Taylor, of Lenoir, NC; and one brother, Ernest Carden, of Elizabethton.

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A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Howard “Worm” Carden will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Moose Lodge #630, 288 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, Tennessee with friends and family giving open eulogies.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 861 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.

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Mr. Carden and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.