West Carter High School Principal, Mr. John Anthony "Tony" Baumgardner, age 53, of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday evening Oct. 30, 2016, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
He was born July 4, 1963, in Paducah, a son of Dorothy Dimmick Baumgardner of Paducah, and the late Leroy Baumgardner.
Mr. Baumgardner was a Christian and a member of the 1st Christian Church of Olive Hill where he served as a church board member. He received his undergraduate degree from Morehead State University with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry and physics. John was a Graduate Assistant at Marshall University where he obtained a master's degree in mathematics. He also received a master's degree in education at MSU in addition to his Rank I and secondary administrative certification. John was an avid sports fan and often times worked the side lines at the MSU football games. He enjoyed golfing, spending time with his brother, playing cards, and reading and singing to his grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Baumgardner is survived by the love of his life, Mary Beth Spears Baumgardner; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jessica Moses and her husband Darren and Amanda Baumgardner and her companion, Bobby Napier, all of Richmond; three grandchildren, Addison Moses, Landen Moses and Emma Harding, all of Richmond; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Barb Baumgardner of Lexington, Joseph and Diana Baumgardner of Nashville, Tennessee, and Andy and Shelly Baumgardner of Paducah; and one sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Douglas White of Louisville. He also leaves many other family members, nieces, nephews, friends, school faculty, staff and students who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at West Carter High School in Olive Hill, with Pastor David Gee officiating. Burial will follow in the Short Cemetery in Louisa.
Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the 1st Christian Church of Olive Hill and after 9 a.m. Friday Nov. 4, 2016, at West Carter High School in Olive Hill.
Chris White, Brian Baumgardner, Will Baumgardner, Brad Baumgardner, Matt Baumgardner, Caleb Baumgardner, and Josh Baumgardner will serve as pallbearers.
Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, is caring for all arrangements for Mr. John Anthony "Tony" Baumgardner.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.
Published on November 2, 2016