SHELBY- Robert Erwin ""Bobby"" Burgin, 63, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Hospice Cleveland County Wendover Facility.
Born in Waynesville, 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; daughter, Quinn Burgin Saleeby and husband Wilson of Hardeeville, S.C.; sister, Eileen Burgin Walker and husband Rudy and their two children, Aaron and Elizabeth of Flat Rock, S.C.; brother, Richard Edward Burgin of Vilas; and grandchildren, Mary Katherine Saleeby and Robert Wilson Saleeby of Hardeeville.
Visitation: 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.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Shelby
Officiated By: The Rev. Tony Tench
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Burgin
Memorials: 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 Scholarship Fund, c/o Shelby High School, 230 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com