Scott Burgess, 83, of Sanger, Texas, formerly of Chico, Texas, passed away on February 20, 2022. A graveside memorial service will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Chico Cemetery.
Scott was born on April 9, 1938, to Ray and Ruth Burgess of Lake Village, Arkansas. He retired in 2000 from Hanson Aggregates in Bridgeport, Texas. Scott served his country in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Yvonne of Sanger, Texas; son, Dewayne Burgess of Denton, Texas; daughter, Lavona Burgess and Granddaughter Liana Burgess of Sanger, Texas. Also survived by brother Steve Burgess of Lake Bridgeport, Texas; brother Frank Burgess and wife Ann of Tyler, Texas; brother Earl Burgess and wife Deborah of Camden, Arkansas; sister Judy Carpenter of Hamburg, Arkansas; sister-in-law Helen Burgess of Searcy, Arkansas; sister-in-law Jane Burgess of Chico, Texas; sister-in-law Gussie Groves and husband R.L. of Chico, Texas; sister-in-law Willine Grooms of Chico, Texas; and a host of other friends and family.
Preceding him in death are his parents Ray and Ruth Burgess; mother-in-law Raney Grooms Mara; brothers Jack, Otto, Pelham, sister Louise Porter; in-laws Alvin and Geneva Dawson, Eugene Grooms, Jalmer and Chris Grooms, Curt and Nancy Cowley, and Thuron and Lillian Thompson.
Scott was a constant tinkerer in life, always curious about how things work and how they were made. He was an auctioneer, locksmith, crop-dust pilot, and an electrician. He repaired and rebuilt clocks, watches, sewing machines, and all manner of refrigeration equipment. He spent a great deal of his time just puttering around in his shop finding something to fix or looking for lost tools.
He served on the Chico School Board and the Chico Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico for decades and later, the First Baptist Church of Sanger. He was an active member of the Chico Masonic Lodge #508 and, for most of his life, served as Worshipful Master. Even in his later years, he looked forward to his monthly meetings at the lodge. He was also a member of the Chico Eastern Star #433.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any gifts be directed to the Chico Masonic Lodge in his honor.
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