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Ernest Gladden

April 24, 1954 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 64)

Mr. Ernest Leon Gladden, Jr., age 64, of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at his home in Old Fort.  A native of Cherryville, he was born on April 24, 1954 to the late Ernest Leon Gladden, Sr. and Carie Mull Gladden.  He was retired from Perfect Air.  Ernest was a trusting individual, and kind, sometimes to a fault.  His loyalty and faithfulness to his family and friends was well known.  He loved watching Westerns, fishing, and enjoyed collecting model cars.  Ernest attended New Manna Baptist Church.


Surviving are a son, Ernest Leon Gladden III; a step-daughter, Victoria Nelson; three brothers, Walter Gladden of Morganton, Bill Gladden of Valsese, and Jimmy Gladden of Morganton; and three sisters, Elizabeth Pendley of Marion, Clair Gladden of Morganton, and Minnie Hollifield of Morganton.


A private family service will be held at a later date.  Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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