OBITUARY

Wilburn George Burgin

November 2, 1921May 19, 2013

Wilburn George Burgin, age 91, of Boone, NC, formerly of Newton, passed away on May 19, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center. Born on November 2, 1921, in McCormick County, SC, he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Hettie L. Mosteller Burgin. Mr. Burgin was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Rhineland Central Europe in World War II earning the Eamet Service Medal with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal Distinguished Unit Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, Hickory, NC. He enjoyed a career as a truck driver with Carolina Freight, Associated Transport Inc., Lipe Motors, and others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ruby Rosalia Lindsay Burgin; brother, James “J.E.” Edward Burgin; and sisters, Flora Mae McNeily, Daisy Adaline Lail, Delma Vules Wycoff, Zelda Gertrude Evans, Clara Lee Kirby, and Earleen Marie Penley.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Wilburn “Will” George Burgin, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Boone; granddaughter, Shelley Annette Burgin Moser and husband, Todd, of Clayton; and great-granddaughters, Avery Nicole Moser and Jordan Grace Moser, both of Clayton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A special thanks is given by the family to the staff of Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation of Boone for the excellent care given during the past two and one half years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Harry Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park with Military Rites.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:45 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the funeral home.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to: Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation, 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, NC 28607 or Mt. View Baptist Church, 4266 River Road, Hickory, NC 28602.

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Ronnie Hartsoe

May 25, 2013

Mr. Burgin, My condolences to you, and your family, for your loss. Please know, you have also, my respect, and so much THANKS for your guidance, during a difficult time, for me. Respect, and I hope, you remember, those difficult times. (It has been time, that has passed, and hope this finds, the principal, intended)Ronnie

Perry Hudspeth

May 23, 2013

Will and Barbara, Nanci and I send our love to you during this time of grief following your Mr. Burgin's passing away. The death of a father is sometimes compared to cutting a kite string, setting you adrift. May his memory sustain you and his example inspire you as you continue the flight through this world on which he first launched you. His love will endure forever.

Mrs. Bob (Alice) Greene

May 23, 2013

Will & Barbara,
>My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you peace.

May 23, 2013

BARBARA AND WILL, SORRY TO READ OF MR. BURGINS DEATH. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
(it was good to visit with you (over lunch-last week -) and learn that you know
my niece Gail Roberts Byrd).I AM THANKFUL REV. HARRY ANDREWS
WAS THERE TO HELP WITH THE SERVICE. thinking of you.
FAYE S. WHTIE

May 23, 2013

Will and Barbara, Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Burgin. My thoughts and payers are with you.
Joyce Jarrett

April H. Eckard

May 23, 2013

The Houston Huffman family sends our love and prayers, we so loved seeing Wilburn and Ruby at our family reunions.

Judy James

May 22, 2013

Will, So sorry to hear about your Father. Steve and I have you and Barbara in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Judy James

Vaughn Hayes

May 22, 2013

Will and Barbara, so sorry to learn of Will's dads passing. You will be in my thoughts these coming days.

May 22, 2013

The Pain Clinic sends their sympathy. Wished we could have done more.

Rebecca Whisnant

May 21, 2013

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope you and Barbara are doing well.