Sumter, SC - Roland Eugene Burgess, 58, beloved husband of Remona Wilkes Burgess, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born in Anniston, Alabama, a son of Charles Roland Burgess, and the late Alice Estes Burgess. He retired after 21 years of service as a Master Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force and served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield as a weapons specialist. Upon his retirement he became the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor with the SC Dept. of Corrections. He loved to fish, play golf, loved Alabama football and will always be remembered as a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeremy Todd Burgess and his wife, Melissa, of Sumter and Thomas Roland Burgess and his wife, April, of Lexington; three brothers, Michael Burgess and his wife, Louise, of Jacksonville, Blake Burgess and his wife, Sheila, of Jacksonville, and Brett Burgess and his wife, Frances, of Union; one sister, Kelly Burgess Nicholson and her husband, David, of Jacksonville; one grandchild, Natalie Burgess, of Sumter. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Coley Lewayne Smith. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating. Burial with full military honors, will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Haile, Jason Lyles, and Tommy Robinson. Memorials may be made to the
, 128 Stonemark Blvd., Columbia, SC. You may sign the family's guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.