Mr. Robert Dean Burgess of West Jefferson passed away Friday night, March 6, 2015 at Forest Ridge Assisted Living. He was 76.
Mr. Burgess was born in Ashe County on Oct. 23, 1938 to the late George Oscar and Millie Lee Bare Burgess. Robert served in the United States Air Force. He was co-owner of Burgess Furniture. His father opened the store in 1930 and the store closed in 2007. He attended First Baptist Church of West Jefferson. He had many hobbies such as coin collecting, skiing and most of all fishing. He was also a member of the Jefferson Rotary Club and Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erika Wudi Burgess and a sister, Shirley Roten.
Mr. Burgess is survived by two sons, Jerry Burgess of Sherrills Ford and Eric Burgess and wife, Angie of Charlotte; two brothers, George Burgess of West Jefferson and Wayne Burgess and wife, Becky of West Jefferson; three sisters: Maude Shatley of Jefferson, Hazel Barber of Burlington, and Rose Cook and husband, John of Arizona; four grandchildren: Emily Burgess, Savannah Burgess, Tyler Burgess and Courtney Greene; several nieces and nephews; also his caregivers: Illa Bryan, Maude Buchanan, Charita Cozart, Mary Jordan, Nancy Miller and Bonnie Woods.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Lea and the Rev. Ken Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, two hours prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 180, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may give the family your condolences at www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.