William Joe Gladden

Graveside services for Mr. William Joe Gladden, of Huntsville, Ark., formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, May 29, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Fayette Memorial Gardens with Jimmy Taylor officiating.  Mr. Gladden died Monday, May 25.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Cecil Gladden and mother, Christine “Minnie” Windham Gladden.

Mr. Gladden graduated from Fayette County High School in 1960 and later graduated from The University of Alabama in 1973. He loved to travel, watch Alabama football and was an avid golfer. Mr. Gladden was a longtime contributor to St. Jude’s and the Joey Day Foundation. He was involved with the Lions Club, the Fayette Medical Center Board of Directors, Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame, Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of Alabama, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity, American Institute of CPA’s, and The Alabama Society of Public Accountants. Mr. Gladden spent twenty-five years as CPA for General Management Services and nineteen years in Internal Revenue Service, nine years in the U. S. Postal Service, and five years at Edward Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Gladden; son, Joe William Gladden, Jr.; sister, Sarah Gladden Allgood; niece, Alisa Allgood; daughter, Amanda Faith McConnell; grandson, Theo Stephenson.

Pallbearers were Gene Deal, Jim Walker Branyon, Jim Finley, Jimmy Taylor, Drew Stephenson and Macon Gravlee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Joey Day Foundation, P. O. Box 309, Fayette, AL  35555.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.


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