Jody Ray Walden

Jody Ray Walden, 44, of Fort Worth died Sunday, July 11, at his Fort Worth home after a brief illness.

Walden was a Texas native and was self-employed. His friends said he was a multi-talented individual who adored his daughters and lived life to the fullest.

Walden was preceded in death by his parents, Arnie and Doodle Walden, and his brother, Jamie Walden.

He is survived by his daughters, Cristen Walden of Fort Worth and Alyssa Walden of Aledo; andhis  brothers, Brian Walden of Keller and Kevin Walden of Springtown.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in River Oaks. A celebration of life will immediately follow at Brian and Angie Walden’s home in Roanoke. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a memorial account for the benefit of his children set up at Chase Bank.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 16, 2010.