Age: 88 Address: Celo Date of Death: Thursday, August 7, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Robert Earl Burgin, 88, of Celo, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Bob and Mattie Westall Burgin. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years: Maxie Buchanan Burgin, who died August 28, 2013; and, 3 sisters: Mamie Lee Grindstaff, Pauline Carroll and Lucille Robinson. He was a World War II US Army Veteran and a retired employee of American Thread.
Surviving are 2 sons: Edward “Buster” Burgin and wife, Patty, of Rutherfordton and Lyndon Burgin and wife, Rita, of Burnsville; 2 grandsons: Nolan Shane Burgin of Marion and Jamie Burgin and wife, Jennifer, of Forest City; 2 great grandchildren: Macie and Ethan Burgin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Sunday in Celo United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Rev. Brad Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in Autrey Cemetery at South Estatoe Baptist Church with military graverites conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57, DAV.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Saturday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to the Charles George VA Medical Center, Valor Hospice, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
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