by Paul Adkins
HEWETT, W.Va. — Donald Dean “Rail” Burgess, 56, of Hewett, formerly of Blair, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.
Born August 7, 1956, in Logan, he was a son of the late Carl and Maudie Burgess. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Ronald Dale Burgess, and one sister, Janet Sue Brown.
Rail was a member of the Ball Chapel Community Church and loved riding his motorcycle.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Tammy Burgess; one daughter, Felicia Burgess of Hewett; three sons, Johnny (Kimberly) Burgess of Chapmanville, Brent Burgess of Columbus, Ohio, and Ronnie Burgess of Madison; one brother, Paul (Linda) Burgess of Blair; nine grandchildren, Jada, Dakota, Anna, Zoey, Zanden and Hayden Burgess, Kyleigh Beckner, Adam Zickafoose and Christopher Jennings; one brother-in-law, Rodney (Tammy) Kulchuck; grandmother-in-law, Tamzy “Mamaw Cow” Wooten, and a host of much loved nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Freeman Funeral Home with Edsel Aleshire officiating. Burial will follow at White Oak Cemetery at Blair.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Burgess, Brent Burgess, Ronnie Burgess, Jody Wooten, Rodney Kulchuk, Don Wooten and Joey Grimes.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.
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