James Owen “Jim” Burgess, age 77, of Arthur, WV passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home.
Jim was born September 5, 1943 in Arthur, WV and was a son of the late Tracy Burgess and Viola (Reel) Burgess. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one daughter, Konnie Jean Burgess Sampsell and an infant grandson, Sean Robert Sampsell; one brother, Robert “Bob” Burgess.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda R. (Riggleman) Burgess; three sons, Kevin (Janet) Burgess of Havelock, NC, Kendall (Theresa) Burgess of Petersburg, WV and Kenric (Beverly) Burgess of Rustburg, VA; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Roger (Imojean) Burgess of Arthur, WV and Joseph “Joe” Burgess of Rineyville, KY; Daniel “Dan” (Vetta) Burgess of Arthur, WV; one sister, Wanda Secrist of Petersburg, WV and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 12 noon- 2 PM Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg where funeral services will follow at 2 PM with Pastor Steve Davis officiating.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, all individuals entering the funeral home will be required to maintain social distancing and wear face mask at all times.
In honor of Jim's wishes, his body will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Burgess family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.
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