Dennis F. Burgess, age 80, of Ellenboro, NC, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Born January 29, 1938 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Joseph Dennis Burgess and Bessie Davis Burgess. Dennis was a graduate of Tri-High School. He served as a deputy sheriff for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department for many years and owned and operated Burgess Wrecker Service and Garage for over forty years. Dennis was a member of High Shoal Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James "David" Burgess.
Those left to cherish his memory, include his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Diane Burgess; two daughters, Denise Burgess Waters and husband, David of Mooresboro and Kimberly Ledford of Ellenboro; two sons, Joey Burgess and Jeffery Burgess both of Ellenboro and one sister, Joann Jenkins also of Ellenboro. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Scott Burgess, Steven Womick, Brandon Womick, Tracey Waters Burton (Tim), Lyndsay Burgess, Jordan Ledford and three great-grandchildren, Tray Jones, Brandon Womick II and Winstyn Womick.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at High Shoal Baptist Church with Reverend John Godfrey and Reverend David Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.