Roy Franklin Burgess, age 81, resident in Lakeland, Florida passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023. He was born & raised in Whitwell, Tn. where he also had a home. He was of the Church of God faith & Baptist attendance. He enjoyed hunting deer, turkey & loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred & Lillie Burgess; brothers, James Richard Burgess & Joseph Roscoe Burgess.
Mr. Burgess was retired as a Drag Line Operator. He worked at CF Industry & various Phosphate Mines. He served four years in the United States Army.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Joyce Ann Burgess of Lakeland, Florida. Daughters, Mary Jane Burgess of Lakeland, Florida & Priscilla Ann Hernandez of Winterhaven, Florida. Surviving five sisters; June Burgess Blalock, Dorthy Burgess, Lou Alice Renegar, Faye Ross & Geneva Cooley; four grandchildren, Daniel, Bethany, Katie & Michaelann; great grandchildren, Jackson, Mason, Madison, Aayden, Eli & Carter
Visitation 3PM-8PM, CDT, Friday, January 13, 2023 & 11AM-1PM, CDT, Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Funeral Service 1PM, CDT, Saturday, January 14, 2023 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Chance officiating. Interment to follow at Red Hill Cemetery.
Military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.