Obituary: John Cecil Burgett Jr.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

John Cecil "Johnny" Burgett Jr., 63, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Burgett was a native of Marshall County and a 1965 graduate of Marshall County High School. He was retired and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the Reserve Air Guard. He was the son of John Cecil Burgett Sr. of Lewisburg and the late Annabelle Bills Burgett, who died in 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Gilliam Burgett of Lewisburg; three sons, John Cecil (Stacye) Burgett III and Jeffrey B. (Jill) Burgett, all of Lewisburg, and Brad (Farrah) Burgett of Franklin; and one sister, Brenda B. (Gary) Wells of Lewisburg. Also surviving are five granddaughters, Jordan Sumner Burgett, Lily Burgett, Jacey Burgett, and Julianna Burgett, all of Lewisburg, and Kyleigh Burgett and one grandson, Jackson Burgett, both of Franklin.

Funeral services for Mr. Burgett were held Tuesday, Oct. 26, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Tom Sumners officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Susie Boatright, 2382 Lynnville Hwy., Cornersville, TN 37047.

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