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,
Tennessee.

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
Committee.

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
services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Curry’
s   Chapel   Cemetery   Fund   by   contacting   Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
© 2006 Upper Cumberland Funeral Home LLC