Professor Walter Darrell Haden has died at Tuesday at the age 83 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Graveside Service will be Tuesday, November 4th in Springcreek Cemetery in Smallett, MO at 11:00 A.M.
Visitation will be at Murphy Funeral Home on Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Professor Haden was a retired English instructor from University of Tennessee at Martin, was a veteran in the U.S. Army, and a Baptist.
Mr. Haden was also a well known radio air personality and musician and performed theater while at UT Martin. His voice was heard during the Christmas season on WCMT FM’s “Magic of Christmas.” Thunderbolt Radio President Paul Tinkle said “Mr. Haden was a gentleman and a scholar in the truest sense.” He entertained many on public radio station in Murray, Kentucky and was a recording artist with an album “All The Late News From The Courthouse” Tinkle said. At one time he had one of the most unique and extensive record collections in America until a fire destroyed them. Friends loved him and helped to restore his collection.
“His love for music, people and the English language was ever present in any conversation you would have with him “Tinkle said.