Bert Walden, 44, Racine Drive Gold’s Gym personal trainer known as a ‘gentle giant’

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Bert Walden
Bert Walden

Bert Walden, of Wilmington, died Aug. 1, 2015, at the age of 44.

He was preceded in death by his father, E. G. Walden Jr., and stepfather, Harry Jeans.

Bert owned and operated, alongside his brother, an online supplement business called Underground Supps and was a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym on Racine Drive. Bert was former owner of Walden’s 24-hour Gym. He competed in many body building competitions and won numerous placings including the NPC Carolina State Super Heavy Weight Title in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The “Gentle Giant” will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Amy Morvil Walden; son, his pride and joy, Bailey Walden; devoted mom, Janie Jeans; cherished brother, Brent Walden; and a host of friends and customers in the body building community.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Ogden Baptist Church, 7121 Market St., Wilmington NC 28411. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ogden Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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