Board of Directors President- Alan Egerton Vice President- Leon Wambsganss Secretary- Edward Jones Treasurer- Susan Egerton
Technical Director- Ron Turner
Thank you for visiting the Bear Creek Cemetery website. This site is periodically updated with pictures and news about the cemetery. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us by email or at one of the listed phone numbers in the "Contact Us" section.
This cemetery is the final resting place for many early Tarrant County pioneers, several of which were Peters Colonists and Confederate soldiers. In 1853, as Major Ripley Arnold was vacating the camp known as Fort Worth, a small group of settlers formed a church located near Bear Creek, the present location of the cemetery. Isham Crowley donated the four acres of land for the church and cemetery.
The church moved in 1887, abandoning the cemetery. Mr. Morris Taylor, Mr. Lee Borah III, and Mrs. Mary Lou Herndon organized volunteers and filed with the State of Texas, which placed the cemetery into a Charitable Trust. Bear Creek Cemetery is now officially a 501-C13 and overseen by a Board of Directors. It is not a perpetual care cemetery, but is indeed a very well cared for cemetery thanks to the great membership and dedicated volunteers.
You are welcome to visit this wonderful place of rest 365 days a year during daylight hours.
Fall Update (October 10, 2016)
As many of you know, we are having issues with growing grass in some parts of the cemetery due to too much shade. 5-Star fescue has come on the market and we have purchased seed to sow in those areas with shade problems. This will help keep areas, such as Babyland and the far northeast area of the Northeast Section, green year-round.
Please remove all grave adornments and decorations in the next week or so. Cemetery maintenance will remove any items not picked up by families and store them in the area behind the maintenance shed. The door to this area is located in the wooden wall at the far east end of the shed and is unlocked.
Maintenance will be working in the weeks ahead in Babyland.
The Board will increase prices effective January 1, 2017. Please plan accordingly if you plan to purchase additional spaces for your family.
Please review the new information on the News/Update page.