Mr David Randall Wallen, 58

David Randall Wallen, 58, of Gainesville, died Saturday evening (February 23, 2019) at home following a short illness. David was born on May 14, 1960 in Kingsport, TN. His parents were Delmer Sr. and Jean Wallen. It was fitting that David’s first full day in heaven was on the Lord’s Day, as this was the day he most treasured, worshipping the Lord Jesus in the company of His people at Westminster Church (PCA), where Mr. Wallen served as an elder, Sunday School teacher, and Trail Life Troopmaster.

Mr. Wallen was a loving, devoted husband and father. He was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a dedicated lifelong Tennessee Volunteer. He was a Boy Scout in his youth and later in his life was the Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 46 in Calhoun, GA. He was instrumental in the founding of Trail Life USA Troop GA-0046 and acted as a father figure to several of the Trailmen. He will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing him.

He was a dedicated ruling elder, ‘church man,’ and brother in Christ, and his service to the Lord was and is a testament to the grace and provision of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He loved the Lord and really wanted to advance God’s kingdom through the church.

David is preceded in death by his father Delmer Wallen, Sr. and brother Delmer Wallen, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Catherine Wallen, three children (Chase, Will, and Katie) of Gainesville, mother Jean Wallen, and sister Donna Bailey. 

The Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox will officiate Mr. Wallen’s memorial service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Westminster Church (PCA) in Gainesville, GA. Visitation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trail Life Troop GA-0046 c/o Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30501.

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Condolences 16
Joe E Wallen 2019-02-24 21:46:52
Cathy and family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of our cousin and friend David. You have our most heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Please know that you and your family will always be welcome in our home.
Belinda Nowland 2019-02-25 08:12:58
Kathy, Katie, and Boys, know that I am praying for you during this difficult time and am sending love your way.
Terri Robinson 2019-02-25 11:03:25
So many great memories of David and his family at the numerous Wallen reunions in Kyles Ford, TN and although I was able to attend the funeral for his brother several years ago, I regret that I cannot get to Georgia in time for David's Celebration of Life. My thoughts, memories and prayers for the peace from God that passes our understanding be with the family.
Brenda Rogers Hoffman 2019-02-25 15:33:44
Dear Kathy, I am deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. I will never forget meeting you and David and your sweet children at Kyle’s Ford Wallen Family Reunion, and learning we had brave pioneering ancetors in common. We are also united in faith that David will rest in peace and rise in Glory. Praying tender mercies for you and family.
Al and Pat Walden 2019-02-25 17:26:13
Exploring family history, we met David, Kathy, and the kids 10 years ago. We grew to know and love these distant cousins during several family reunions in TN and here in Southwest MO. With sad hearts, we express our sympathy to all the family, even those not yet met. God's blessings to you all. 2 Corinthians 5:1 and 5:8.
Ric Williams 2019-02-25 19:04:38
Cathy, Chase, Will, and Katie, I'm so sorry, words fail but please know that I'm praying for you and I love y'all.
Don & Carleen Dixon 2019-02-25 20:50:08
Our deepest sympathy to the Wallen family. Our prayers are with the entire family during this time, we share in your loss.
Benny Boggs 2019-02-25 22:17:14
Cathy and family so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers
GJ & LC 2019-02-28 00:11:08
Our condolences to the family, may you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and in the loving support of God and family. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Jennifer Nichols 2019-02-28 11:08:43
Sweet Cathy, Chase, Will, & Katie: prayers are lifted asking for God's holy comfort, providence and peace as all of you walk through this sadness. Love you always! Jennifer for all of the Midway Nursery Ministry
Sandy Burton 2019-02-28 14:09:11
Cathy & all, So sorry to hear such heartbreaking news. Jennifer is getting the word out so your Midway family can lift you and the kids up in prayer💕
Virginia Bailey 2019-03-01 17:43:32
Cathy and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. May Dave's soul rest in peace. I have many fond memories of when we shared holidays at Bob and Donna's home. Prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Betty Hollon 2019-03-06 03:34:13
Donna, my friend, and all family: My sincere sympathy, thoughts, prayers and love are with you now and beyond. What a beautiful legacy and life your brother has left. I wish I had known him. God Bless and comfort you in your sorrow; Blessings to your Mother during this heartbreaking time.
Tony Harrison 2019-03-06 10:08:50
Sorry to hear the news of David’s passing. He was such a great friend in high school always smiling and helping others. He will be missed.
Mary Vest Powers 2019-03-06 15:23:33
I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was such a nice guy and I enjoyed being in band with him at DB. Prayers to his wife and family.
Elaine Germont-Gavette 2019-03-08 01:07:18
Words are insufficient at a time like this in light of your tremendous loss. May our Lord undergird and sustain you as you face each day without Dave by your side. His presence in your hearts will never fade. Sincerely, Elaine and Rich Gavette (Bob Bailey's cousin)
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