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212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Preston Burgess

December 8, 1942January 1, 2020
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William “Bill” Preston Burgess, 77, of Julian, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Moses Cone Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home, 212 West Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park, 6500 Liberty Road, Julian.

Bill was the son of the late Howard Burgess and Eva Preston Norman and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue Johnson Burgess; sisters, Annie Ruth Norman and Carol Edmunds; and brother, Jay Norman.

He leaves behind his daughter, Susan Burgess Jones (Mike) and son, William Eric Burgess; grandchildren, Savannah Jones and Austin Jones; sister, Sylvia Brady; and brothers, Fred Norman, Bruce Norman, Wade Norman, John Norman, Stan Burgess, and Randy Burgess.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veteran foundation at www.DAV.org.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Burgess family.

  • FAMILY

  • Howard Burgess, Father (deceased)
  • Eva Preston Norman, Mother (deceased)
  • Sue Johnson Burgess, Wife (deceased)
  • Annie Ruth Norman, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol Edmunds, Sister (deceased)
  • Jay Norman, Brother (deceased)
  • Susan Burgess Jones (Mike Jones), Daughter
  • William Eric Burgess, Son
  • Savannah Jones, Grandchild
  • Austin Jones, Grandchild
  • Sylvia Brady, Sister
  • Fred Norman, Brother
  • Bruce Norman, Brother
  • Wade Norman, Brother
  • John Norman, Brother
  • Stan Burgess, Brother
  • Randy Burgess, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Memories

William "Bill" Preston Burgess

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Gail Giddens

January 15, 2020

An unexpected loss is so hard! Bill always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile. He knew more funny stories than any person I ever met.
He will be missed by so many. Especially his children, Susan and Eric. Susan's husband Mike and his grandchildren Austin and Savannah. However, I know Bill is so happy to be united with the love of his life Sue again.
He usually had his wife Sue with him wherever he went. But one day he came to the house with his sweet little daughter Susan who was close in age to my daughter. I talked Bill into letting Susan stay and play that afternoon. I fell in love with that little munchkin that day and she has had a part of my heart since! I love you and I am here for you always!♥️🦋🙏🏼

William Lundell

January 6, 2020

Bill and I served together in Viet Nam in 1967-68. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Bill contacted my via phone approx. 13 years ago to my surprise and we talked for about an hour and ever since then we would communicate now and then. He was a fantastic person and I always enjoyed being around him. Rest in peace my friend.

Gary Coble

January 5, 2020

Billy was my brother’s best friend in high school. I’m sure there are stories that only he or H. W. could tell. Wish I could hear them!

Gary Coble

Vicki Troxler Greeson

January 4, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss! Bill was a dear friend and a kind man!! He will be missed. You have him in your thoughts forever. Prayers are for you. Vicki

Les Dingfield

January 3, 2020

So saddened for your loss..RIP brother. Prayers for your family! Les Dingfield ~ A fellow Vet~~Vietnam 67-68🙏🏻🙏🏻💔❤️

Stephen Jackson

January 3, 2020

Eric & Susan(Family),

I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were
such good people. I had the pleasure of knowing your folks for over 30 years. Please let me know if y’all need anything.

Tiffany Stanley

January 3, 2020

Just heard tonight, of Bill's passing, would always run into him at Food Lion, loved him such a sweet man.

Mary S Coble

January 3, 2020

Sam and I will always be grateful for the "bee keeping expertise" Bill so willing shared with Sam.

Mary Snider

January 3, 2020

I just found out Bill has gone home. He will be missed. We enjoyed his visits and his conversations and his sense of humor. Prayers and sympathy to his children and family. Our loss is heaven's gain.

James Day

January 3, 2020

My Brother
🇺🇸RIP Old Soldier🇺🇸

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Biography

William “Bill” Preston Burgess, 77, of Julian, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Moses Cone Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home, 212 West Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park, 6500 Liberty Road, Julian.

Bill was the son of the late Howard Burgess and Eva Preston Norman and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue Johnson Burgess; sisters, Annie Ruth Norman and Carol Edmunds; and brother, Jay Norman.

He leaves behind his daughter, Susan Burgess Jones (Mike) and son, William Eric Burgess; grandchildren, Savannah Jones and Austin Jones; sister, Sylvia Brady; and brothers, Fred Norman, Bruce Norman, Wade Norman, John Norman, Stan Burgess, and Randy Burgess.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veteran foundation at www.DAV.org.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Burgess family.