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Terry Vaden

June 8, 1956 — January 5, 2022

Terry Michael Vaden, 65, of Colonial Heights passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Born June 8, 1956, he was the son of the late Frances Morris and Troy Glyn Vaden, Sr., and was also preceded in death by his brother, David “Dusty” Vaden; and his niece, Kelli Vaden.

Terry worked as a chef, traveling across the United States, cooking for several restaurants. He was a big time UVA sports fan, enjoyed using his green thumb to work in his garden, and was an avid artist who loved to draw. His friends were very important to him, and he treasured his time with them.

He is survived by his siblings, Cheryl Vaden Sheffield (Greg Cain), Lorrie Vaden Pond (Tommy), Troy Glyn Vaden, Jr., Timothy Wayne Vaden, Sr.; best friend, Jerry Nichols; numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family members and many beloved friends.

Interment will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Heights Fire and EMS, 100 Highland Ave # B, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA. 23834. Condolences may be registered at

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