Walter Bearden, 85, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. He was born November 9, 1932, at rural Piedmont, MO, to parents Carl Bryan and Gladys (Babb) Bearden. Walter was raised in the Piedmont, MO, area and attended school there. After school he was drafted into the US Army and he served with distinction during the Korean War. On February 14, 1955 Walter married Patricia “Pat” Long and to this union three children were born.