Pictorial Tribute to Bill Burgess

Billy G. Burgess, 80, of Huntersville died June 14, 2014. He was born on July 13, 1933 in Haywood County to the late Floyd and Ethel Burgess. He served in the US Navy.

He retired from the City of Charlotte’s Utility Department as Supervisor of the Catawba River Pump Station. He was a member and past master of the Long Creek Masonic Lodge No. 205 and Friendship Lodge No. 700. Billy was a certified lecturer and a past DDGL of the 31st District of NC.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bonnie Woods Burgess; sons, Chuck and wife Barbara of Huntersville, Mike and wife Betty of Kenansville and Tom and wife Pam of Concord; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Timi Burgess Moore Eaton.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, 600 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 or Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Monday, June 16, at James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Dr. Huntersville. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alan Purtill officiating. Interment will follow at the Woods Family Cemetery, Ferguson, NC at 2:30pm.

James Funeral Home is serving the family.

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