John Ed ‘Eddie’ Burgess Jr.

JOHN ED ‘EDDIE’ BURGESS JR., 67, Locust Fork, died Dec. 19, 2021, at Marshall Medical North in Guntersville. He retired from the Coast Guard after 20 years of service. He loved to travel and lived in many places including Hawaii, Japan, California, and Tennessee. He moved back home to help with the family farm. He was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents John Ed Burgess Sr. and Annie Inez Thomas Burgess and brother Thomas Edward “Tommy” Burgess.

Surviving are brother Gillham James (Debbie) Burgess; aunt Peggy (Frank) Holt; cousins Jackie (Paula) Lanninham; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Funeral service was held Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home. Burial followed at Edgewood Cemetery, Locust Fork.