J.C. Bumguardner Jr., a resident of Eldorado, Texas, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the age of 95.  He was born in Brady, Texas on July 2, 1916, to Annie and J.C. Bumguardner Sr. On November 30, 1952, he married Ester Lee Hartman who preceded him in death in 1985.  J.C. and Ester moved to their ranch in Schleicher County in 1970.


A loving father, J.C. leaves behind his four sons, Britt Bumguardner and wife Kathy of Palacios, Matt Bumguardner and wife Teresa of Page, Arizona, Clint Bumguardner and wife Ginger of Albany, and Jon Bumguardner and wife Lynn of Geronimo.  J.C. was also a caring grandfather to Zane Bumguardner, Marisa Denton and husband John, Kalee Bumguardner, Lori Bumguardner, Amee Bumguardner, Jordan Bumguardner, Alicia Bumguardner and fiancée Trevor Chatham, Caity Bumguardner, Justan Bumguardner, Ben Bumguardner and wife Suzete, Grace Bumguardner, Jake Bumguardner, Andrew Bumguardner and Julia Bumguardner.  J.C is also survived by one brother, Lee Nash Bumguardner of Mesa, Colorado. Siblings Scott Bumguardner, Horton Bumguardner, and Mary Alice Mottram, preceded him in death.  A graveside service for J.C. was held Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Texas.