MAYFIELD — Mr. Joseph Bodine Burgess, age 90, of Mayfield, passed away at 5:44 A.M. Tuesday at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.
He was a member, deacon, and treasurer of Dublin Baptist for over 50 years, owner/partner of the former Burgess Brothers IGA in Mayfield, retired salesman for the former Merit Clothing Company and Lookofsky’s Mens Wear in Mayfield. A WWII Army veteran serving 32 months in field artillery. He was a graduate of the former Milburn High School.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ladd Burgess; one nephew, David Burgess, Lexington; three nieces, Jeanna Burgess Davidson, Bartlett, TN., Mary Belle Gettys, Knoxville, TN., and Donna Cross, Vancouver, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Ruth Hobbs Burgess; and two brothers, Glendale Burgess and Gene Burgess.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Revs. Phillip Raley and James Tacker officiating. Entombment will follow in Dublin Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #26.