Donald Myron Burgess
September 08, 1927 ‒ June 22, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Donald Myron Burgess, age 87, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, met his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 22, 2015. He was born on September 8, 1927 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of William Earl and Bessie (Moore) Burgess. Don was a 1945 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and later earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green University. He was employed at age sixteen by G.R. Smith Hardware before accepting positions with Cooper Bessemer and eventually retiring from Kokosing Construction Company and returning part time to work on the floor at the hardware store.
Don was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon where he had served as deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher for 45 years. He also served the church in Christian Education, choir and financial secretary. Don was a member and past state treasurer of the American Baptist Men, where he served on the local, association and state levels. When able, Don enjoyed to golf in the Cooper’s League.
He is survived by his wife, Karen (Weaver) Burgess, whom he married on August 17, 1968, his children; Brett Burgess, Scott (Mary) Burgess and Gregg (Ann) Burgess all of Mount Vernon, five grandchildren; McKenzie Burgess, Kelsey Burgess, Dayne Burgess, Zoey Burgess and Tanner Burgess, a step grandson, Logan Rothgeb and his sister, Margaret Van Sickle of Delaware.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Ellen Burgess.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 303 S. Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Pastor Marvin Haught will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church.
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