William Larry Borden, 84, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He was a son of the late Gib and Pauline Borden and was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lela Borden; and sister, Annie Borden Derrick of Etowah. He was a native and lifelong resident of Englewood and a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Englewood. Larry graduated from TWC in 1957 and holds a master’s degree from Tusculum College. Larry owned and operated Borden’s Furniture Store for 25 years; was associated with Graphics Screen Printing for many years; taught at Englewood High School; taught marketing at McMinn Central High School for over 30 years; was the DECA sponsor and traveled to state and national competitions with many students; and was also well known and appreciated by many for his love of coffee and conversations. Larry touched the lives of numerous students through the 48 years he spent in public education. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Lisa Borden of Madisonville, Brian Borden and husband, Rob, of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Denise Borden Cunningham and husband, Jeff of Athens; grandchildren, Sarah Cunningham Thompson and husband, Philip, of Nashville, Lauren and Anna Grace Cunningham, both of Athens, and Abbey Borden of Madisonville. Special thanks to Dominion Assisted Living’s wonderful staff and Laura and staff at Hearth Hospice. A graveside service as held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at McMinn Memory Gardens with Pastor Russ Maples officiating. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah was in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com

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