OBITUARY

Jimmy L. Baumgardner

May 19, 1947October 14, 2013
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JIMMY "JIM" BAUMGARDNER, 66, of Fort Wayne, went to meet the Lord on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence surrounded by loving family and in the care of the Heartland Hospice nurses. Born May 19, 1947, in Maryville, Tenn., he was the first son of Wanda June (Wolfe) Baumgardner and the late Fred H. Baumgardner. He served in the Marine Corp. as a Lance Corporal during the Vietnam War. After serving with the Marines, he worked as an inspector at Zollner Pistons for 34 years. He loved golfing, archery, hunting, and fishing. "He was such a loving husband and grandfather." Jim attended Grace Point Church and worked for Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home as a greeter. He was a member of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a friend of (Bill W.) for 28 years. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Barbara (Smith) Baumgardner of Fort Wayne; brothers, Jerry Baumgardner of Fort Wayne and Jeff (Leigh) Baumgardner of Mobile, Ala.; sister, Judith (Glenn) Hobbs of Knoxville, Tenn.; children, Lauri Wearley and Doug (Yvonne) Wearley; grandchildren, Macy, Mitchell and Mia; 11 nephews; and six nieces. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Charlene Baumgardner; and his beloved dog, Samantha. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Rex Person officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers Preferred memorials to the family. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

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Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Jimmy L. Baumgardner

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Macy Wearley

October 21, 2013

My Papaw was a good man. He made my brother and i's life growing up perfect. He was the nicest, sweetest man and I couldn't ask for a better grandpa. I love you papaw!

October 17, 2013

From All the Tip Fishburn Family: Jimmy "Jim" you shall be missed greatly.

Earla Printup

October 16, 2013

Jim was such a kind and gentle soul and I always thought the world of him. I was surprised to read his obituary and how much our lives are still intertwined in ways I did not know. Rest assured I've thought about you two often. Barb, I'm sorry beyond words. You both helped save my life and for that, I will be forever grateful. Prayers going up for the whole family for a peace beyond understanding. While I can't physically be there, I sure am in spirit. Jim ... rest well ... job well done.

October 16, 2013

For Judy: Please know that we are uplifting you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
David & Geraldine Cupp

October 16, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.

Jimmy Fishburn

October 16, 2013

We have been like brothers for all our lives. Hope the fishing and target shooting are good up there. Will be there to join you before long.

October 16, 2013

Even though you are gone away,
your love will always be here to stay.
You touched are hearts in so many ways.
God new you were the one to save,
He took you home to get some rest,Even though we loved you the best.
Our hearts are filled with so much pain.God loved you more,the is no shame.
At this time we must let go,your memories will keep a flow.
Rest my dear uncle with a peice of mind.

rest in peace
love your neice

Jim & Lisa Cramer

October 16, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY
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