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Robert Conrad Burgess, 89, of Beaver Dam, Ky., passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Ohio County Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Prentiss, Ky., to the late Robert Clifton Burgess and Vera Elliott Ayers. He was a retired electrician and member of IBEW Local 481.
He was also a member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church and served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 64 years, Juanita Smith Burgess; one grandson, Warren Eytchison; and an infant brother.
Survivors include one son, Stephen (Katy) Burgess of Beaver Dam, Ky.; one daughter, Conita Etchison of New Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michael Etchison, Clayton (Shelby) Etchison, Mary (Jeff) Upchurch, and Donna Vincent; eight great-grandchildren, Lily Ana Anita Etchison, Jan (Tina) Liwoch, Ethan Liwoch, Emily Hayes, Nathaniel Tucker, Alexus Tucker, Christopher Vincent Jr., and Vanessa Vincent; four great-great-grandchildren; and two cousins, Nancy Roberson and Jimmy Southard, both of Beaver Dam, Ky.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Ky., with the Rev. Wendell Sandefur officiating. Burial will follow in Slaty Creek Cemetery.
Friends may visit Mr. Burgess' family from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.danksfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 8, 2017
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