Rev. Lawrence E. Barden

Notice of Death - Rev. Lawrence E. Barden

Retired Elder
Date 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 ( 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  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

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

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