Richard F. Burgess, age 81 of Lima, passed at 5:50 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. He was born February 28, 1939 at home in Perry Township, Allen County, Ohio to the late Freddy and Ethel Marshall Burgess. On November 4, 1961 he married Joyce Marie Robison, who survives.
Mr. Burgess was a farmer for many years and had retired from Sprint Phone Company.
He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge of Lima. He enjoyed visiting casinos and traveling across the country with his camper.
Also surviving are 2 sons – Mark Burgess of Trinity, Alabama; David (Erin) Burgess of Cridersville; 7 grandchildren – Jordan, Justin, Lindsay, Taylor, Owen, Natalie, Mason; 4 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters – Carol Junord of Celina; Betty Bigelow of Genoa.
He was preceded in death by a son – Richard F. ‘Rick’ Burgess who passed in 2001; a grandson – Davey, Jr.; 1 brother – Butch Burgess; 3 sisters – Mary Eastman, Dorothy McCoy, Helen Coleman.
No public services will be held and he will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.