Funeral services for Sgt. Major Blair Davis Burgess, Sr.,
63, of the Nameless Community of Jackson County,
Tennessee, will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 8, at
Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow with full
military honors in the Curry’s Chapel Cemetery in the Nameless
community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.,
Monday from 9 A.M. – 9 P.M., and Tuesday from 9 A.M. until
time of services at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home.
Sgt. Major Burgess passed away on Saturday, August 5,
2006, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville,
He was born November 29, 1942, in Jackson County to
Gladys Davidson Burgess and the late Bernice E.
Burgess. On November 7, 2005, he was married to Evelyn
Burgess, who survives.
He was retired from the United States Army where he served for
26 years. He was a member of the Nameless Volunteer Fire
Department and a member of the Board of Governors
of Curry’s Chapel Perpetual Care Cemetery and Grounds
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 1
Grandson: Noel Burgess.
Survivors include his wife: Evelyn Burgess of the Nameless
Community of Jackson County, TN; 2 Sons: Blair Davis
Burgess, Jr. of Florence, AL and Brian Hayes Burgess of
Baxter, TN; 3 Grandsons: Blair Davis Burgess III of Florence,
AL, and Elijah Burgess & Eathan Burgess, both of Baxter, TN; 1
Granddaughter: Taryn Burgess of Florence, AL; his mother:
Gladys Burgess of Bloomington Springs, TN; 1 Brother:
Barney Burgess of the Nameless Community of Jackson
County, TN; and 2 Sisters: Betty Mayberry and Kathern
Burroughs, both of the Nameless Community of Jackson County.
Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Dr. Doug Dycus will officiate at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Curry’
s Chapel Cemetery Fund by contacting Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
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