Fort Worth-Allen S. Baumgardner, Sr., 79, passed away at home on August 4, 2021. Allen was born in Johnstown, PA on March 10th, 1942.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday August 9, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Allen was very gifted, compassionate, and dedicated to his profession and to the many families he served with dignity at their time of need throughout his 50 years in the funeral industry. Allen and his twin brother James had spent several years in the funeral industry working at other funeral homes. Marlin Baumgardner along with his sons Allen and James Baumgardner opened their first funeral home in Crowley, TX in 1971.
In May of 1973 at the early age of 31, James passed away from cancer. Later that same year, the Baumgardner’s purchased the Miller Funeral Home on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. In 1984, the success of their business created the need to expand to a larger funeral home and thereby, purchasing the building where they are currently located. The location at 3704 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth has been a perfect location to serve families from all over Fort Worth and nearby cities and counties.
In 1997, at the age of 83, Marlin Baumgardner passed away and in 2003, at the age of 89, Betty Baumgardner passed away. Carrying on the Baumgardner name and tradition was Allen Baumgardner, Sr. and his wife, Judy, who continued to operate as a family owned business.
Allen loved spending time with family, especially with his grandsons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going camping in his motorhome. One of his favorite camping sites was Lake City, CO.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of 24 years; sons, A. Sandom Baumgardner, Jr., Cory McCollum, Wyatt McCollum and wife Nicole; grandsons: Kyle and Nash Baumgardner and Hunter, Jack and Dylan McCollum; brothers, Owen and Gary Baumgardner; plus several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
Allen was a wonderful gentle man and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth.
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