Rev. Lawrence E. Barden
Retired ElderDate of Death: 9/1/2020 | Date of Birth: 10/30/1932; | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 death of the Rev. Lawrence Edgerton “Larry” Barden of Salisbury, NC. He is survived by his wife, Martha; son and daughter-in law, Rev. Dr. Mark L. Barden and Rev. Barbara J. Barden of Shelby; daughter, Rev. Anna Barden of Kannapolis; daughter-in-law, Kim Falls of Charlotte, and grandson, Chris Barden of Charlotte. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, John W. Barden. A virtual memorial service is planned for Sunday, September 27, 3 pm via Facebook (www.facebook.com/mlbarden). His cremains will be buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Barden Memorial Scholarship, c/o United Methodist Foundation of WNC, 13816 Professional Center Drive, Suite 100, Huntersville, NC 28078. Online donations may be made at https://wnc-reg.brtapp.com/BardenMemorialScholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of his parents and awarded to United Methodist students preparing for Christian service. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
Rev. Barden’s service history: 56 Hiddenite; 59 Pelham-Hickory Grove NE; 63 Shiloh; 69 Jackson Park; 73 Stanley; 78 St. James (Charlotte); 83 Muir’s Chapel; 86 Mouzon; 88 First Belmont; 91 Bethpage (Kannapolis); 95 Retired