Gary Dean Burgess

October 11, 1950 - May 21, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Friday 5/26, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
8 Gillin Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Saturday 5/27, 10:00 am
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Friday 5/26, 6:00 pm

Gary Dean Burgess, 72, husband of Paula Webber Burgess, peacefully passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Doyle and Hazel Burgess. Gary graduated from Clemson University in 1972. He was a devout Catholic, loved music, the Clemson Tigers, nature,Continue Reading

Ciara Sweeney left a message on May 30, 2023:
We are thinking of you all and sending all our love and strength from Australia during this difficult time xxx
Lucy Steppe (Garrett) left a message on May 27, 2023:
Paula- I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. You are in our (Morgan Garrett- Greenbrier) thoughts and prayers as your family maneuvers this difficult time. We are both so fond of you and express are deepest condolences.
Penny Forrester left a message on May 26, 2023:
Dear Paula and family, I am so sorry to learn of Gary's death. He was an all-around good guy. May he Rest in Peace. I now reside in Florida or I would be there with you this evening.
Toni Smith left a message on May 26, 2023:
Dear Paula, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dean. I am praying for you and your family and that the Lord will give you peace at this difficult time. Toni Cunningham Smith
Rena Anderson left a message on May 26, 2023:
Aunt Paula this is Miss Rena. My sincere sympathy go out to you and the entire Family. When I think of Uncle Gary I think of a man who had a heart full of love for his Family and Friends and, it was a joy to be in his presence. He is resting now, but he will always be in our hearts .? May our Lord comfort ,bless and keep you all in his care.
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Merica Dyar left a message on May 24, 2023:
Mrs. Burgess I am so very to hear of the loss of your husband. I will be praying for you and your family. Prayers that you will feel the comforting presence of God and that His peace will fill all of you. Hugs.
Mary-Maginn left a message on May 24, 2023:
Gary (or Grandaddy to me) was one of the nicest and sweetest people I ever met. He taught me how to love, care, and pray for others. He was truly a very faithful man, whenever we went to church he would make sure we all paid attention and he would ask us about the homily after. Some of my happiest memories with him were when he would play ping-pong with all of us or when he would take us to DQ (he loved ice cream.) I will always miss him and he will be in my memories forever. ❤️❤️
Linda Bridges left a message on May 24, 2023:
In memory of Gary Dean Burgess, Linda Bridges lit a candle
Jack Sferlazza left a message on May 24, 2023:
I met Gary nearly 30 years ago as we both shared a passion for record collecting. Every time I saw Gary, he greater me by saying "hello sir!". Gary always showed love and respect for everyone. Years later, when I got married at 42, Gary and Paula attended my wedding, what a pleasant surprise! It hurt to see Gary in a sickly state over the last few years but he always kept a positive attitude and smile on his face. I learned alot from Gary in the 30 years I knew him,Treat everyone fair was his motto in life and his love for spiritual things was his foundation. I look forward to seeing my friend again in the coming resurrection. (John 5:28;29)
James "Brad" Bradley left a message on May 24, 2023:
The Burgess Family, It was an honor to know Gary. It was another great honor to know Paula and the most awesome children I have ever met. Gary always listened to my crazy stories, and I love to see him smile when I thought I was funny. Never knew exactly what he was thinking because he was a man of few words. My memories are mostly of his wonderful children, I was in awe of how this man managed to raise five of the most amazing children on the planet. Gary, in my eyes, will always be remembered as a great father, how you raised five of the most loving children and how you knew how to keep the family unit together. Life has a way of moving fast and it has been a few years since we have talked. Gary, you are a man of men who I looked up to. I will see you soon in heaven and you will once again have to listen to my crazy stories. Love you my friend. My heart goes out to all the family and my prayers will continue to flow in spirt to each of you. Paula, I love you, you are the glue, you are the spirit, you are so sweet and so kind. You have passed that along to your children. Please hear my prayer and hold it tight to your heart. My heart, my mind and my spirit are thinking of you during this time. Much love Brad
Tom Strasburger left a message on May 23, 2023:
Gary - you will be missed by all of your family and friends! We will all encircle your family to support and love them in your absence! Love and prayers sent to you all!
Apple Prescod & Leslie Gladden left a message on May 23, 2023:
We are keeping you all lifted in prayer during this trying time. ❤️
Abigail Webber left a message on May 23, 2023:
In memory of Gary Dean Burgess, Abigail Webber lit a candle
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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