Clyde Henry Barganier

April 16, 1944August 20, 2020

Dr. Clyde Henry Barganier was born in Greenville, Alabama on April 16, 1944. He passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Springfield, MO where he had recently moved a few weeks prior. He was a Montgomery resident for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years, Ruth Holcomb Barganier, and his parents, Henry and Eula Mae Little Barganier

He is survived by his wife, Columbia Ann Thiesen-Barganier (wife of 4 years); his children, son, Jonathan Barganier (Allyson Stauch) of Montgomery; daughter, Karen Barganier Smith (Jason) of Helena, Alabama; and four grandchildren, Jessica Barganier, Nathan Barganier, Katelyn Smith, and Brooklyn Smith

He graduated from Lowndes County High School in 1962. He received a AA degree in 1964 from Alabama Christian Academy Junior College. He attended David Lipscomb University and received a B.A. in Psychology in 1966. He received a M.P.H in Health Administration from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill in 1972. He received a Dr.P.H. in Health Services Management from the University of Alabama in Birmingham's School of Public Health in 1982.

His career was dedicated to serving in various positions within the Alabama Department of Public Health. In 1996, he began serving as Director of Primary Care and Rural Health Development where he remained until his retirement. He was an active member of Vaughn Park Church of Christ for over 30 years where he served as a former Elder. He had a strong faith and deep love for the Lord. Former Elders and close friends, Sam Cooper and Wiley Cutts will conduct a graveside service on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Due to Covid restrictions, the family requests masks be worn and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor can be made to Vaughn Park Church Family Care Ministry, Vaughn Park Church of Christ, 3800 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, August 28, 2020


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Loretta Martin

September 7, 2020

Steve & I express sympathy to Clyde's children and wife Anne. We are thankful for the years he attended & was a servant to the Lord at Vaughn Park Church of Christ. He was a good & faithful servant & raised his children to the Glory of God. Each of his children & his grandchildren faithfully attend church. To God be the Glory forever & ever.

Barbara Mann

August 28, 2020

My sincere condolences go out to Ann, children, grandchildren, family and friends. I pray your faith will give you a strength and peace that surpasses all understanding.

Nothing but respect, honor and gratitude for having had the honor of knowing such a wonderful person. Clyde was such a kind, sincere and genuine man with such strong convictions. His love of our Lord was obvious and his character like none other. A true "Southern" gentlemen to say the least. His actions spoke louder than words. Clyde was respected and loved by all who knew him including my family all these many years.

JC Minter

August 28, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Clyde. What an awesome person and force for God. In our life group his thoughts and experience as an elder were so helpful in our studies and discussions. He was such a kind man and so loved. We are all blessed that he brought Ann into our lives. My heart goes out to her now. We love you and are praying for you.

Sherry George

August 26, 2020

I was very sad to hear of Clyde’s passing and send my deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Clyde was an outstanding, compassionate gentleman. He interviewed me for my first position in Public Health in 1974. I will always remember him.

Kevin Cash

August 25, 2020

Clyde was a loyal trusted friend to my late father, Michael, and was one of our family’s greatest comforters when Dad passed away. Clyde posthumously inducted Dad into the AlPHA Hall of Fame and presented that honor to our family at the 2006 conference. Clyde calmed our nerves that day and made us feel like family. Clyde and Dad were also fellow Christians and were co-members at Vaughn Park. For those of you that knew Clyde and Dad ... I’m sure it’s easy for you to imagine the reunion and laughter that they must be experiencing. Clyde was a true gentleman and the Cash family will always remember him. Thanks again Clyde.

Kaylla Dixon

August 25, 2020

Sending our deepest condolences from the Dixon family to Karen and her family. Your dad was an amazing man of faith and will be forever missed. We sat behind him at church for years and are blessed to have known your mom and dad. We will keep the family lifted in prayers of comfort. Love, Kaylla Dixon

Jonathan Mosby

August 25, 2020

I am so very thankful for the life of Clyde and what he meant for the cause of Christ and in particular his Efforts to help the Inner City Church of Christ.

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