Kurby Joe Burgess, age 70, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday, january 27, 2014 at Bible Tabernacle Church, Whispering Pines, where he was a member, conducted by the Reverend Phil Enlow and the Reverend Edwin Moore. Burial will follow at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.
A native of Moore County. Kurby served in the National Guard and retired from Ingersoll Rand Inc. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Lambert Burgess; brother: Kenneth Burgess; sisters: Fauline Burgess McDonald, Gladys 'Dolly' Burgess and Margie Burgess Davis.
Kurby is survived by his wife, Bertha Smith Burgess, of the home; daughters: Karen Burgess Shearer (Mitch), of Asheboro, Patricia Smith Parsons (Bryan), of Garner; sons: R L Smith (Jill), of Thomasville, Wesley Smith (Janet), of Robbins; brothers: Kermit Burgess, Kelly Burgess; sisters: Charity Burgess Comer, Malinda Burgess Hussey, Martha Burgess Nichols; Beloved Grandchildren: Preston Shearer, Natalie Smith, Sarah Smith, Nicholas Smith, Richard Smith; close friend Pablo Rivera and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2014 and other times at the home.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Burgess family.
Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord be with you all and give you strength during this troubling time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. For the family, I am sorry for your loss, my name is John Franklin (Frankie) Brewer of Oxford NC I was one of three boys to graduate in the class of 1962 at Westmoore School. I went to school and moved away and am sorry to say I have not seen Kirby in all

  3. We are so sorry to learn of Kurby Joe’s passing. Our prayers are with you Charity, and the rest of the family. Love and prayers, Charles and Phyllis Sparks.

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