Kerry Arnold Maulden ’62

Kerry Arnold Maulden, born September 14, 1941 in Kannapolis, NC, died December 30, 2023 at home in Farragut, TN after an extended illness.

He graduated from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC at age 16, undergraduate at Davidson College, postgraduate at N.C. State University. Kerry worked for Parr Nuclear Station, SC, Celanese Corporation in Charlotte, NC, and retired as a nuclear physicist after 43 years at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, where he developed 4 patents.

He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, Sigma Nu fraternity, Cold War Patriots, and Friends of the Smokies as well as other worthy organizations. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding and watching the birds in his yard, gardening and yard work.

Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Paul R. and Julia Watson Maulden; a sister, Gilbertine Glass; and a niece, Julie Martin-Korb.

Survived by his wife, Dianne Faulkner Maulden; his children, Kim Fox (Tom) of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Bryan Maulden (Sarah) of Sandy, Utah, Chris Maulden of Farragut, TN, Kan Kawashima (Shari) of Lafayette, CO; brothers, Paul Maulden (Carol) and Tim Maulden (Carol); 12 grandchildren, Grant, Kelsey, Shelby, Paige, Kerry, Alle, Sam, Julie, Wesley, Miyako, Kei, Jun and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Amedysis Hospice, Professional Case Management, and CADES (Concord Adult Day Enrichment Service) for their care for Kerry during this difficult time.

Family will receive friends January 6, 2023, 4pm with a memorial service to follow at 5:00 pm in the chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN, Mike Smith and Clay Harrington officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Global Mission Fund – Mozambique.

Kerry will be remembered by many for the flashlights and or handkerchiefs he gave them. Children at the church will remember him as “the gum man”. Most who know him will remember his repeated phrases, one of which is very appropriate now…”Nothing’s wrong with me, wrong with me, wrong with me…”