Clyde C. Harden Jr.

Published 8:01 am Monday, June 30, 2014

WINDSOR – Clyde Cecil “Big Buck” Harden, Jr. died Friday June 27, 2014 at Vidant Chowan Hospital.

He was born in Bertie County on August 10, 1925 to the late Earcile Johnson and Clyde Cecil Harden, Sr. and was predeceased by his wife, Julia “Jay” Johnson Harden; two brothers, Samuel Murray “Drake” Harden and Thomas “Boogie” Harden.

Cecil was a member of Cashie Baptist Church, the Men’s Fellowship Sunday school class and the Brotherhood where he was the cook for over 40 years. He was also the President of the Cashie Cook Club and known for his BAR B Q chicken and was the Vice President of Bucklesberry Hunt Club. Cecil served in the US Army during War World II with General Patton.  He and his unit, Company E 209th, were at the Battle of the Bulge.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Cashie Baptist Church by Dr. Carroll Tarkington and the Rev. Bobby Strother.  Burial, with military honors, followed in Edgewood Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Julie H. Collins and husband Mark; son, Ronnie Harden and wife Debra, all of Windsor; grandchildren, Lyndy Bleu Harden Plumley of Raleigh and Molly Rawls Harden of Greenville; and great grandson, Huck Cashie Plumley.

The family will receive friends from Cecil’s home. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is serving the Harden family.