UNION — Mr. William Carroll “Luke” Burgess, Jr., 52, 315 Williford Road, Union, SC passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Burgess was born in Union, SC Aug. 23, 1960, a son of Elaine Williford Burgess and the late William Carroll Burgess, Sr. He received a degree in Welding from Spartanburg Technical College and was employed with Standard Textiles. Mr. Burgess was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman, farmer and loved horses.
Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, Tammy Davis, of the home; a daughter, Katie Elizabeth Johnson and husband Eric; a son, Billy Burgess and friend Nikki Turner; a sister, Melody Ann Carter and husband Perry Dean; a brother, Clarence Lee Burgess and wife Kathy, all of Union; four grandchildren: Lit’l Luke Johnson, Trace Johnson, Haleigh “Bug” Burgess and Morgan Leigh Chesnut.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at the family’s private cemetery beside his home, 315 Williford Road, Union conducted by Rev. Guy Langston and Rev. David Lewis.
Active pallbearers will be Rickey Lyles, Ronnie Moore, Rickey Wilson, Jeff Brockman, George Hodge, Mike McClain, Donnie Robinson and Tim Patterson.
The following are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Dennis Wix, Rickey Paul White and Brent Phillips.
Mr. Burgess will be taken to the Williford family home, 1608 Santuck-Carlisle Highway, Union where the family will receive friends Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Union County Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home