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O'Quinn Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home
James "J.C." Burgess, Jr.April 24, 1924 - January 08, 2013
Mr. James Carey “J.C.” Burgess, Jr. 88 of Lillington passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Liberty Commons in Sanford. He was born April 24, 1924 to the late James Carey and Mary Leola Cameron Burgess. J.C. was a veteran of the US Army and served in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a Harnett County native and a retired Industrial Construction Superintendent. Mr. Burgess was devoted to his extended family and loved reading and education. He was the superintendent of construction at Campbell University during the 1960’s and was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Burgess of Greensboro.
Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2013 at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Altman officiating. Burial will be in Barbecue Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sanford with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00—2:00 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joseph Watterson Scholarship Fund, payable to Campbell University, PO Box 4050, Buies Creek, NC 27506 or Union United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2212 Nursery Road, Lillington, NC 27546
J.C. is survived by his sister, Lucille McLamb of Charlotte. Brothers: Clifton Burgess of the home. Sam Burgess and wife Jean of Linden. George Burgess and wife Gerri; J. Lindsey Burgess and wife Brenda, both of Lillington. Winfred Burgess and wife Lorraine of Greensboro. Sister-in-Law: Sandra S. Burgess of Greensboro. A host of nieces and nephews