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.
Winter Update (January 1, 2017)
The Cemetery Board is requesting your assistance in order to help maintain the beauty of the cemetery. For the past several months, we have been experiencing an increase in unauthorized adornments on graves. This has resulted in minor injuries to our maintenance staff caused by broken glass and an increase in our labor costs to move and replace items during mowing and strong wind conditions. Therefore, would you please review our policy regarding grave flower and decorations which is now published in the menu to the right. As always, your cooperation and understanding is very much appreciated.
As a reminder, it has been four years since our last price increase. At our last annual meeting in May 2016, it was decided that a price increase would be appropriate. Therefore, as of January 2017, the price increase has become effective. New prices are posted on the Prices page in the menu to the right.
Please review the new information on the News/Update page.