MOUNT VERNON — Henry C. Warden Sr., 72, of East High Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a battle with heart disease.
He was born July 25, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late George and Anna (Miller) Warden. Henry worked and lived in several foreign countries, beginning as a welder and pipefitter in his native Texas and other locations, and continuing on as a quality assurance inspector, both in the U.S. and other countries. Henry had dear friends all over the world.
After settling in Ohio, Henry became a board member of the Community Concerts Association of Knox County and the American Federation of Musicians. Music, especially guitar, was Henry’s passion and he played guitar for the music group Good Company, as well as countless other bands as well as performing solo since his early teenage years and throughout his entire life. He was a truly gifted musician, and was well known in both Tejano and Jazz music circles. Videos of Henry Warden performing are available for view on Youtube.
Henry is survived by his wife, Patricia (Margot) Warden, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1978; his son, Christopher L. Warden of La Vernia, Texas; his son, Henry C. Warden Jr. of Stockholm, Sweden; his son, Adam Warden of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Carolina L. Warden of Ohio; a daughter, Yaniny Valeska Warden of Mount Vernon. In addition, Henry was blessed with five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, George Warden Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; and his mother- and father-in-law, Graciela Gonzalez Echeverria and Ramon Diaz Vilches of Santiago, Chile.
A service will be held Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fairhurst officiating. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Henry C. Warden.
Memorial contributions can be made in Henry’s name to Community Concerts Association of Knox County, P.O. Box 141, Howard, OH 43028. His family would also appreciate your consideration of providing donations to the American Heart Association.
Submitted by Henry C. Warden Jr.