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Jerry Bardin (03-26-2015)
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Jerry Bardin, 79, of Hot
Springs Village, Arkansas,
passed away March 14, 2015.
He was born September
23, 1935 in Marion, Louisiana
to Silas and Dolly B. (Reppond)
Bardin. Jerry was a
successful restauranteur
with businesses in Memphis
and Jackson, Tennessee,
St. Louis, Coco Beach, Fla.
and Natchez, Miss. He was a
sportsman who enjoyed duck
and deer hunting, fishing,
NASCAR and golf. He was
also an amateur student of
the Civil War. During his life
he was privileged to travel
through North and Central
America, Europe, Israel and Egypt.
Jerry was a member of the Spa City R.V. Club and traveled
often with friends. He and his wife Mae served as the
camp hosts for Arkansas State Parks. After his retirement he
started a barbecue catering service and won the Great BBQ
Cook-off in Des Moines, Iowa.
He was a 32 degree Mason, a former Grand Master of his
lodge and a member of the Al Chymia Temple. Jerry was an
avid supporter of the Shiners Children’s Hospital. He was
also a member of the Baptist church where he served as a
Sunday School teacher and committee member. Of late, he
was a congregant of Jessieville First Baptist Church. Jerry
was a follower of Jesus Christ, devoted in his faith and a
student of the Bible.
He is preceded in death by: His parents; sister Christine
Graham; and nephew Chuck Graham.
He is survived by: His devoted wife of almost 48 years,
Mae Bardin; sons Michael Scott Bardin (Beverly) and Dr.
Randall Maurice Cummings; daughters Sharon “Pat” Pillow
(Randy) and Renee Holmes (Chuck); grandchildren Jonathan,
Timothy and Joel Cummings, Heath, Dylan and Grant Bardin,
Kendal Kimbell, Dr. Keel Williams, Taylor and Savannah
Pillow; and great grandchildren Tylar and Bryce Kimbell.
Visitation was held at Caruth Village Funeral Home from
5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The funeral service was
held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at First Baptist
Church in Marion, followed by burial at Concord Cemetery.
Jerry’s grandsons served as pallbearers.