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BURGESS, Sr., Robert Robert "Bobby" Theron Burgess, Sr., 83, of Stone Mountain, passed away on June 6, 2014. He was born on March 22, 1931 to Theron and Doris (Coile) Burgess he graduated Woodrow Wilson Law School and went on to work for DeKalb County Police Department in 1957 where he retired as Chief after 45 years of service earning the honor of being the longest serving Police Chief in DeKalb County history. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Benevolent Association, POAB and was a Mason He was ultra conservative, loved America and DeKalb County and never lived more than 3 miles from the DeKalb County Court House. He was preceded in death by his First Wife, Betty B. Burgess, father, Theron S. Burgess, mother, Doris C. Burgess. Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley Burgess, three sons, Robert Theron & Kathy Burgess Jr. of Dacula, GA, Joel S. Burgess of Decatur, GA, David B. & Kayren Burgess of Dacula, GA; two Step Daughters, Sandy Pendley, Terry Pendley; Step Son, Robby Lanier; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 11:00 am at the Avondale First Baptist Church, with Dr. J. Truett Gannon, officiating burial will follow at Melwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 08, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Monday, June 09, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, GA.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from June 8 to June 9, 2014
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