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Friday, June 22, 2007

Doug Walden RIP

Doug Walden, Christopher, Texas Psych
Sob! Doug was a dear, dear friend and an original member of the Texas Psych group- joining back in 1998. I shall miss him greatly. He came to visit me in Phoenix in 2004 and was just such a sweet guy. He was a “for real” Texan until the end too.
Kiloh Smith

Doug B. 'Hollywood' Walden

Memorial service for Doug B. "Hollywood" Walden, 59, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. today at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel.

Mr. Walden died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Lawton.

He was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Baton Rouge, La., to William E. and Betty Garrett Walden. He graduated from Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas, in 1966. He was a professional musician, playing in several bands from age 16 to 30. Among them were: The Showman, Christopher and The Grits. He owned his own commercial cleaning company, and later worked for Acme Brick in Denton, Texas. He also played in many blues bands, most notably, Blue Tattoo, in Lawton. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. since 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi Lynn and Pat Walden Moran, Newnan, Ga; a stepson Beau King, Denton, Texas; a stepdaughter and her family, Melissa and Chris Landis and children, Mackenzie and Caleb, all of Houston, Texas; a brother and his family, W.G. "Snuffy" and Deb Walden and children, Will and Connor, Los Angeles, Calif.; his father his wife, William E. and Sam Walden, Fort Worth Texas; a step-brother, David Guthrie; a step-sister Cheri Hayes and children, Trisha and Krissy Hayes, and Jenny Williams; his aunt and her husband, Dot and Charlie Bachtell and sons, David and Michael, Longview, Texas; his aunt, Dorothy Mae Walden, San Antonio, Texas; his uncle John Garrett, Longview, Texas; cousins: Tommy and Carolyn Walden and son, Abilene, Texas; and David and Kathy Walden, San Antonio, Texas; his mother-in-law, Doris Bell, Lawton; sisters-in-law and their families: Susan and Mark Watkins and children, Melanie, Sharla, and grandson, Christian, Oklahoma City; Gloria and George Foreman, of Florida; and Patty Kay and Shad Stuckey, Chattanooga; brother-in-law and wife, Tom and Susan Bowlin, Canton, Ohio; nephews and their families: Bart and Stephanie Bowlin, Sagamore Hills, Ohio; Chris and Tracy Bowlin and son, Jake, Weatherford; Kellar Bowlin, Canton, Ohio; a niece, Amanda Bowlin, Canton, Ohio; nieces and their families: Denise and Jeff Burk and children, Jeremy and Shelby, all of Lawton; and Shelley and Scott Prosser and children, Taylor, Austin and Sidney, all of Lawton; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and his grandfather, Hugh Garrett, Longview, Texas.


Tom Stafford said...

Doug and I formed Blue Tattoo in 1994. The session we recorded in 1996 never made it to CD until last month when I was in Ardent Studios cutting my current record, and I asked the engineer to roll the DAT master off to CD. I was just getting ready to send a copy to Doug when I heard the news. MP3's from the session are available for public access at http://memphisstate.org/bluetattoo.htm

Anonymous said...

Tom, here it is the holiday season and our Doug is gone. I rember the new years eve and halloween shows at Jiggs. Thse were great times! If at all possible could I get you to send me the songs so that I may Put them on my MP3 player and listen as I ride down the road. This is John Saunders I don't know if you remeber me I helped with the equipment teardowns some. Thanks and great to hear all are doing well.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I left GY and Lawlesstown behind awhilago. Hollywood was one of those "real" people who always treated everyone like a friend. I am stunned he left us so early.

I would like ot extend my (belated) prayers and condolences to his family.


Anonymous said...

Thank you. We miss him deeply.