Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Boldo Cemetery. Larry Sherer will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ada Jackson Burgess; and mother and father-in-law, Clinton and Carrie Woodley Gilmore.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Gilmore Burgess of Jasper; children, Richard Moore of Nashua, N.H., Sheila Piper (Darrell) of Jasper and Felicia Aldridge (Timothy) of Decatur; grandchildren, Erik Piper (Amy) of Pleasant Grove, Daniel Piper (Ani) of Jasper, Jeremy Piper of Jasper, Elisa Maule (David) of Jonesborough, Tenn. and Andrew Aldridge of Auburn; brother, Jimmy Burgess (Glenda) of Corner; sisters, Dorothy Ragland of Warrior, Anne McAnally of Gardendale and Martha Hand (Ray) of Hayden; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbears are Erik Piper, Daniel Piper, Jeremy Piper, Andrew Aldridge, Jeff Gilmore, Greg Gilmore and David Maule. His nephews will serve as honorary pallbears.
You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome. com.