David R. Harden, Jr., a resident of Denham Springs, passed away on July 2, 2022, of dementia, at the age of 77.
He was born on August 25, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Ralph and Louise Harden. He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
He was a financial advisor with New York Life for many years. He served as a member of the BREC Planning and Engineering Committee for 6 years. David was a proud member of Parkview Baptist Church and a faithful member of the choir. Until the onset of Covid, he was a Thursday morning worship leader at Sunrise Assisted Living.
Some of his favorite lifelong memories of Saturday afternoons were spent attending games of his beloved Crimson Tide with his parents. As time passed, he was joined by his own family in watching the Tide become the National Champions many times over. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Alabama Alumni Association.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marian Wilson Harden. David is also survived by his two sons: John (Laura), of Houston, TX, and Michael, of Denham Springs. Surviving also are his grandchildren: Bradley, Grace, and Ann, all of Houston. His beloved furbaby, Linzie, The Wonder Pet, will also miss him greatly. His grandpuppies survive him also: Karma, Banshee, Marley, Junie B, and Libby, along with his grandkitty, Annabell.
He is also survived by a brother and cousins in Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Louise Harden of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Visitation will be July 21 at Parkview Baptist Church from 3PM until 5PM. A Memorial Service will follow at 5. A reception will be in the church cafe after the service.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to our Parkview Church family and to Life Source Hospice for their care during his illness and death. Especially we wish to thank Dianne, Cedric, Lorraine, Michelle, and Robert for their excellent care. Most of all we thank Phillip Willis for his prayers and beautiful songs, accompanied many times by David himself in spite of dementia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Life Source Services, 11605 Southfork Ave A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or to the Crimson Tide Foundation, the Music Therapy Scholarship, give.ua.edu, or 205-348-5370.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.