Willis A. Burges
1926 ~ 2013
Willis Burges, age 87, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Biloxi, MS.
Willis worked for Borden Milk Company for many years in the ice cream department. He was very dedicated to family and hard work. Willis served as an Aircraft Mechanic in the US Navy for 3 years and in the United States Air Force for an additional 15 years as a Tech Sergeant; with 2 ½ years being during World War II.
Willis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Burges.
He is survived by his wife, Marion E. Burges; daughters, Gerald Lee Lucky and Patricia Ann Martinez; sons, James R. Burges; sisters, Ella Pate, Edna Coleman, and Betty Criddle; brothers, Charles Burges and Harold Burges; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Sun Herald on June 23, 2013