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Larry Burgess

January 27, 1942 — November 17, 2021

Larry Lester Burgess born January 27, 1942 passed away peacefully in his home in Alamo, Texas on November 17, 2021 surrounded by family.
Larry was born in Salem, Illinois to Harlin Lester and Freda Ruth Burgess. Larry moved to Donna, Texas located in the Rio Grande Valley in 1980 and for 13 years owned motels and a restaurant until retirement in 1997. Prior to that Larry was in the home building business in southern Illinois. Larry loved spending time with family anytime he could. He spent his retirement traveling, playing golf, enjoying country/gospel/bluegrass music, watching golf, and playing poker with his buddies. Larry and Sandra spent many years traveling all 48 states in their RV including spending the last 20 summers in Colorado where lifelong friends were made. He was an excellent grill man & loved to eat good food, especially if it was cooked by his wife or sisters. And back in the day, he used to like a good cold beer or three. Larry had a work ethic and always had a git r done attitude with everything he did. He was a lead by example father and friend, always treating people with respect, and he passed those traits down to his family. Larry loved sharing his love of the Lord, was an active member of Alamo First Baptist Church, and just a few days ago was singing Amazing Grace with his family.
Larry was preceded in death by sister, Carolyn McDowell; brother, Loren Burgess, and daughter-in-law, Tammy Levi.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sandra of 35 years; three daughters, Deborah (Rick) Hodge of Centralia, Illinois, Corie (Randy) Henderson of San Antonio, Texas, Lisa (Danny) Mercado of Pharr, Texas; two sons, Tony Burgess of Buford, Georgia, Brad (Danika) Burgess of Missouri City, Texas; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Eber Burgess of Wayne City, Illinois; his two sisters, Elbertia Shuler of Salem, Illinois, and Lisa (Jim) Flagg of Salem, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers a donation to St. Jude Children's Cancer Fund can be made in Larry's name.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., with a 3 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home - San Juan

311 E Expressway 83, San Juan, TX 78589

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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311 E Expressway 83, San Juan, TX 78589

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