Eric Tyler Baumgarten, 25, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at his home after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.
The Warren County native was son of Cathy Priddy of Smiths Grove, and Robert “Buddy” Baumgarten of Lawrenceburg. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Smiths Grove and was active in church work. He founded the current youth group and served as youth leader at the church. He also created and maintained the church Web site. He served as a teacher at the annual Smiths Grove Community Bible School.
Survivors include his mother, Cathy Priddy and husband Kenneth of Smiths Grove; his father, Robert “Bobby” Baumgarten and wife Debbie of Lawrenceburg; his maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lindsy of Smiths Grove; paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Bob” Baumgarten of Bowling Green; his grandmother: Ruby Priddy of Smiths Grove; a stepsister: Nicole Phelps of Edmonton; two stepbrothers: Lee Hunt and Blake Priddy, both of Bowling Green; a niece: Morgan Phelps and nephew: Spencer Phelps, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church of Smiths Grove, or First Christian Church of Smiths Grove Youth Group, P.O. Box 48, Smiths Grove, KY 42171.