James Edward "Ed" Barden, Sr., 84, of Powhatan, VA walked into the arms of Jesus on June 17, 2022. He is survived by the love of his life, Joyce, his beloved canine companion Twix; children Deborah Henshaw (James), James "Jimmy" Barden (Chrystal), Susan Allan (Billy) and stepsons Robert Smith (Tina) and Andy Smith (Traci). Grandchildren Ricky, Melissa, James "J", Karley and Carter; Great Grandson Camden and step grandchildren Lauren, Bryant, Sarah and Andy; sister Eleanor Palmore and brother Joe Barden (June). "Pap" was a master carpenter, builder, gardener and quilt maker. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home on Sunday, June 19. Following the service graveside interment will be at Graceland Baptist Church with a reception/fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to St. Judes Hospital.