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Raymond "Ray" Dell Burgess, age 79 years old, born August 22, 1934, entered rest on July 23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Hawkins Burgess and Lee Burgess, and brother Ronald Burgess. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Burgess, and brother, Robert Burgess; his children Ray Allen Burgess, Jeff Burgess (Michelle), Jennifer Clarke (Tod) and Steven Ricks; stepchildren Col. Susan Fox, retired (Ford), Shirley Duncan (Jim), Col. Bill Ricks, retired (Connie), Kathy Forrest (Darrell), Mark Ricks; his grandchildren Nathan, Nicole, Sean and Erica, and one great grandchild, Eva. Ray served his country in the Air Force for 22 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also retired from the US Postal Service with 20 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and tirelessly served his community while living in Rockport in his early retirement years. His greatest pride and joy was his grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with The Rev. Kevin Dellaria officiating , 201 East Nolte St., Seguin, Texas, 78155. Private interment with military honors will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's honor to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, or The Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of
Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr. Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
Tres Hewell Mortuary - Seguin
165 Tor Drive Seguin, TX 78155
Published in Express-News on July 25, 2014