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Memorial service planned for ABC24 meteorologist, Mark Walden

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A local television station is grieving the loss of its chief meteorologist, who was also an active community member, father, and husband.

According to ABC 24, Mark Walden died in his home over the weekend from natural causes. He was 38 years old.

"Our ABC 24 family is deeply saddened by the passing of chief meteorologist Mark Walden," said ABC 24 General Manager Ardyth Diercks in a written statement. "He was highly respected among his colleagues and served this community as a gifted meteorologist and through his generous work with local charities. He touched our lives and will be greatly missed."

Walden joined ABC 24 in 1999.

News Director Lisa Lovell said in a news release that Walden was highly respected among his colleagues as a talented meteorologist with a passion for weather and keeping the community safe and informed. He also proudly served with numerous charitable organizations

He leaves behind his wife, stepdaughter and son.

A visitation for Walden will be held Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation.

The public is welcomed to attend.

A private funeral service will be held at a later time for family and parishioners at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in downtown Memphis.

The interment will be at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, April 17.

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