Russell Burgett, 87
Russell Burgett, 87, passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born July 30, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Russell and Ellen (Mossur) Burgett. In 1953 he married Janet L. Shepherd in Piketon, Ohio and she preceded him in death in August, 2017. Russ served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked in the trucking industry most of his life, including driving long haul semi’s and later providing escort service for over-sized loads. His love of the road was shared with his wife as they traveled in their camper for several years after her retirement. Not letting age get him down, he continued to work up until 2016 with his sons and grandson. Russ was a member of Grant & Summit Church of Christ where he served the Lord for many years. He was loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by five children, Richard (Linda) Burgett of Traverse City, Michigan, Mick (Drema) Burgett of Columbiana, Ohio, Dean Burgett of Piketon Ohio, Tracy (Randy) Craig of Beavercreek, Ohio and Stan (Ramona) Burgett of West Union, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one beloved grandson.
A memorial service will be held at Grant & Summit Church of Christ on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m Visitation will start at 12:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “In Search of the Lord’s Way” P. O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083.