Heaven gained an exceptional storyteller with the peaceful passing of James Owen "Jim" Burgess, age 95, on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Jim will be lovingly remembered by Ruth Henson, his children, Linda, Jim Jr., and Joni, Ruth's children, Susan, Michael, and Vickie, and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A service of witness to the resurrection and celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date.
Jim never met a stranger always asking "What brought you to Blowing Rock?" He loved Auburn, music and sports. Words from his favorite song encapsulate Jim's life, "I did it my way."
Memorials may be made to Rumple Presbyterian Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund, PO Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
Online condolences may be shared with the Burgess family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Burgess family.