Harold Wayne Burgess

June 29, 1940January 11, 2013

Harold Wayne Burgess, age 72, of Archdale, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was born on June 29, 1940 to James Harold Burgess and Flossie Tucker Burgess in High Point. He married the late Carole Rose Burgess and together they had two children. He retired from the Navy as Chief Petty Officer. Besides his parents Harold was preceded in death by his wife Carole Rose Burgess and his son Harold Wayne Burgess Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Joni Whittington and her husband James “Jimmy” of Archdale; brother, Charles Edward Burgess of Liberty; sister, Toby Johnston of Orlando, FL; two grandsons, Shane Whittington and his wife Erin of Archdale and Dakota Wayne Burgess of Archdale and two great grandchildren, Tyson and Sydney. A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00pm in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial in High Point. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made in Harold’s name to High Point Regional Cancer Center Loveline (336) 878-6293


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Jimmy Lores

February 9, 2013

My Thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of passing...I served with Harold for several years on the USS Lexington back in the early 70,s. Harold was just one of those guys you NEVER forget....time for rest now my friend...god bless his family ! Jimmy Lores ABE-2 Cats

January 24, 2013

So sorry to hear of Harold Wayne's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. The connection that he maintained with regular phone conversations with my mother, Clara, was greatly appreciated and it gave her much joy to hear from him.
It's good to think of our family as being made up of good people like Harold Wayne. May he R.I.P.

cousin, Tom Levanti, Waterford, Ct

James Howard

January 21, 2013

Thanks Harold, I enjoyed serving on USS Lexington with you very much. You could alway lighten up the room with a good story. RIP Harold

Fair Winds and Following Seas

January 19, 2013

I served with Harold on the U.S.S. Lexington in 1970-1971 while it was homeported in Pensacola, Fla. He was a PO1 at the time and this was my first ship assignment and he showed me the ropes. I learned a lot from him and it made my time in the Navy more enjoyable. Sorry for your loss.
L.H. Bergara
Corpus Christi, TX.

Toby Johnston

January 19, 2013

Cody, Joni and family...We lost a "one-of-a-kind" guy. May GOD give us all some peace knowing he is no longer suffering.

Boyce and Mary Ellen Owenby

January 15, 2013

Our deepest sympathies for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dana Smith

January 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I am so sorry for your loss. I imagine he is having a good ole time playing cards with Aunt Carole, Grandma and Daddy and wonder if Jr. is having to referee. May God give you strength and may your love and memories bring your comfort. He loved you all very much and always remember Joni that Daddy's are always watching out for their little girls (and their grandkids too).

Renee Drake

January 15, 2013

So sorry we will not be able to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kaye Gibson

January 15, 2013

Cody, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Papa was a good man and he loved you so much. I'm glad to have been able to meet him and thank God that you and Mr. Burgess is part of my family's life. He sure will be missed....:( Kaye Gibson, West Virginia