Kingsport, Tennessee (WJHL)-Pal Barger, the founder of Pal’s Sudden Service, died at the age of 90.
A spokesperson for Pal’s Sudden Service confirmed that Barger died of natural causes.
According to the company, Barger’s health has been declining for the past two years.
After serving in the Air Force and receiving a business degree from East Tennessee State University, Bagh opened the first Pal store on Revere Street in Kingsport in 1956.
Today, Pal has 30 locations throughout northeastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
Barger participated in the “Three Cities Original” program aired by Josh Smith in 2019.
Barger’s wife, Sharon, herself a well-known entrepreneur, died in 2018 at the age of 72. She founded Sharon’s BBQ, which was once located on the corner of West Center Street and Clay Street in Kingsport, and ran the former Skoby. The restaurant and her husband.
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