Robert Burgin

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Robert Erwin "Bobby" Burgin

Shelby - Robert Erwin "Bobby" Burgin, 63, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Hospice Cleveland County Wendover Facility. Born in Waynesville, NC on June 24, 1949, he was the son of Jane Kluttz Burgin and the late Robert Lester Burgin, Jr. Along with his father he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Katherine Royster Burgin. Bobby was a member of First Baptist Church. He was the general manager for Royster Transport and Capital Funds, Inc. for over 35 years.

Bobby is survived by his mother, Jane Kluttz Burgin of Flat Rock, NC; daughter, Quinn Burgin Saleeby and husband Wilson of Hardeeville, SC; sister, Eileen Burgin Walker and husband Rudy and their two children, Aaron and Elizabeth of Flat Rock, SC; brother, Richard Edward Burgin of Vilas, NC; grandchildren, Mary Katherine Saleeby and Robert Wilson Saleeby of Hardeeville, SC.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Shelby. The Rev. Tony Tench will be officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the gymnasium at the church. At other times the family will be at the home at 901 West Marion Street in Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Kathie Burgin Memorial Schlorship Fund, c/o Shelby High School, 230 East Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152.

Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Burgin.

Guest Registry is available at

Funeral Home
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. Shelby, NC 28150-4208
(704) 480-8383
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 1, 2013
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