Don Wayne Don Wayne Bumgarner September 24, 1934 – May 9, 2018

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Don Bumgarner was born on September 24, 1934 in Memphis, Texas to parents Clifford and Mildred Bumgarner. He went home to be with the Lord on May 9th, 2018 at his residence in Duncanville, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Don grew up in Mineral Wells, Jacksboro and Dallas.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He had a forty-one-year career involving many roles including technical services, sales, research and development with TexasIndustries. Don married the love of his life Linda Smith on May 20, 1965 in Baytown, Texas. Don loved working on projects, water skiing, snow skiing, bird hunting, hiking, travel with his family and fellowship with his buddies.

He is preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Don Edward.

Don will be greatly missed by his wife Linda, sons and their wives; Wayne and Jennifer, Eric and Jenny, four grandsons Reid, James, John and Henry, his brother and sister-in-law Frank and Corinne Bumgarner and a host of dear friends. Don lived his life well, always demonstrating Christian Faith, Love and Service.

Don had a fun and exciting life filled with many travels, service with church families and incredible friendships in both Texas and Colorado. We are especially grateful for the folks of the Arrowhead community who provided so much support over the last few years as well as the lifelong friends from Texas.

Funeral services Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Duncanville.

Due to the enduring influence of Dr. J. Vernon Mcgee the family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Don’s name to Through the Bible Radio Ministries. Donations may be placed on line at or by mail at: Thru the Bible, P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena, Ca. 91109

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