William Paul Verden, 83, of Haskell, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, Springlake with former pastor, Glenn Harlin, officiating. Burial was in Earth Cemetery, at Earth, with Smith Family Funeral Homes of Haskell, in charge of arrangements. William was born Dec. 22, 1934, to Sibyl (McGee) and Glen Verden. He married Evelyn (Jones) on July 19, 1958 in Silverton. William was an Elementary School Teacher and Principal. He taught in Silverton and Springlake-Earth; and taught Sunday School at Silverton, and in Springlake- Earth. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing games. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sibyl Verden; father, Glen Verden; and two sisters, Susie Hignight, and Jo Brown. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Jones) Verden of Haskell; two daughters, Debbie Wilson and husband, Jimmy of Crandall, and Paula Wilcox and husband, Jackie of Haskell; son, Russell Verden and wife, Kayla of Celina; brother, James (Rudy) Verden; sister, Sandy Pitcock; seven grandchildren, Sarah Wilson, Erin Pierce and husband, Josh of Forney, Keith Wilcox and wife, Shelby of Haskell, Kayce Furr and husband, Chance of Waco, Maci, Maddox and McCoy Verden of Celina; one great-grandchild, William Trent Wilcox of Haskell; and one on the way, Baby Furr. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com

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