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John Atkerson Burgess
SoVaNow.com / November 11, 2013
John Atkerson Burgess, 92, husband of Myrtis Brandon Burgess, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at his residence. John was the son of the late Samuel Hales and Nannie Henderson Burgess and was the last surviving child of 12. After serving in the US Navy during WWII, he retired from Virginia Power after 34 years of service. He and Myrtis were married for 66 years. He was a lifelong member of American Legion Post 8 of South Boston and of Alton Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Janet B. Vaughan and her husband Ronnie of Alton, grandchildren Adrienne Burgess Snead and husband Tim of Scottsburg, Heather Ann Reed of Alton and Jeremy Lee Vaughan of South Boston. He was predeceased by a son, Jerry Allen Burgess, seven sisters and four brothers.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Alton Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Vance Midgett. Burial will be private.
Visitation will be held immediately following the memorial service and the family requests everyone attending to come casual.
Contributions may be made to the Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or to the Women’s Missionary Union at Alton Baptist Church, Alton, VA 2j4520.
The family is being cared for by the Cremation Society of Virginia, Clarksville.
Condolences may also be expressed to the Burgess family at http://www.cremationofvirginia.com.