Kelly Don Burgess, of Robbins, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the age of 72 at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home, conducted by the Reverend Edwin Moore.

Kelly was born Sep. 2, 1945, in Robbins, NC to the late Irenus H. and Elizabeth L. Burgess. He was a long distance truck driver for 32 years before retiring.

Kelly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch his favorite teams; the Duke Blue Devils, the New York Yankees & the Carolina Panthers.

In addition to his parents, Kelly was preceded in death by brothers, Kurby and Kenneth Burgess; sisters, Margie Davis, Fauline McDonald, Dolly Burgess and Malinda Hussey.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Burgess; sons, Frankie Burgess (Paula), and Chad Burgess (Angie); stepson, Joey Dunn (Lynn) and stepdaughter, Angela Atkinson (Tim); brother, Kermit Burgess; sisters, Charity Comer and Martha Nichols.  He is also survived by 10 grandsons, Cain, Mason, Alec, Tyler, Kyle, Alan, Conner, Christian, Cole and Chase.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Burgess family.


Mr. Burgess’ family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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