John Cecil Burgett Sr. age 91, of 1330 White Drive, Lewisburg passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Sterling House in Columbia.
Mr. Burgett was a native of Marshall County and the son of the late John David Cecil Burgett and Elma D. Crabtree Burgett. He was married to the late Annabel Bills for fifty-four years and was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army Air Corps, member of the American Legion, 32nd Degree Mason and Al Menah Shrine. He served on the Board of Directors of the former Peoples & Union Bank (First Tennessee Bank), member of Church Street Church of Christ and owner of Burgett Chrysler-Plymouth of Lewisburg for thirty-seven years.
In addition to his parents and wife, a son John Cecil Burgett, Jr., two brothers Sloan and Phillip Burgett and one sister Hazel Chapman, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Frances Whittemore Burgett of Lewisburg, one daughter Brenda (Gary) Wells of Lewisburg, one brother Douglas (Rebecca) Burgett of Columbia. Also surviving are four grandsons John Cecil (Jay) Burgett III (Stacye), Jeffrey (Jill) Burgett, Brad (Farrah) Burgett, Gregory (Elizabeth) Wells and three granddaughters Leanne Wells (Alison), Lynnae Blackwell, Lannie (Jeff) LaBelle. Also surviving are twenty-two great-grandchildren Lindsey, Lauren, Lexi and Rob Franks, Gage Blackwell, Bren Woods, Trevor and Taylor Burrow, Jordan and Lily Burgett, Kyleigh and Jackson Burgett, Jacey and Julianna Burgett, Grayson, Carter - Page Wells, Jaylyn Wells, Tyler and Erin LaBelle Gretchen and Tyler Smith and one great-great grandchild Laiken Sweeney and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services for Mr. Burgett will be conducted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Lone Oak Cemetery with Thomas B. Sumners officiating and with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be at 4 P.M. On Thursday at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 5 P.M.
Active pallbearers are Jay, Jeff, Brad Burgett, Greg Wells, Brendan Woods, Trevor Burrow, Rob Franks and Bill Marsh.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Bills, Stanley Nix, Blaine Burgett, Bob Binkley, James (Buddy) Jones, and former members of Downtown Sunday School Bible Class.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to American Cancer Society, Marshall County Chapter Attn: Ms. Susie Boatright, 2382 Lynnville Highway, Cornersville, TN 37047 or Alzheimer's Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.