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Wayman "Sam" Burgess, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed into Heaven on Jan. 14, 2017.
Memorial Service: A celebration of life will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity.
Wayman was born June 24, 1934 in Azle, to Herbert and Bessie Burgess, He worked for Haliburton Oil Company for 35 years. Wayman and his family lived in Texas, Libya, Singapore and Australia. He was head of Haliburton in Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand. He retired and he and his wife, Peggy bought his parents farm in Weatherford in 1989. They loved being close to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. He and Peggy had built a beautiful farm, Happy Acres. Wayman loved the garden, orchard, raising cattle and goats, riding horses and working on his tractor. They hosted many church groups and school children. He could fix, weld and build anything and taught many skills to the grandchildren. He was funny, witty and wise. Wayman always had a smile and a laugh. Wayman was a good Christian man and servant in his church. He served as an Elder, he was on the building Committee and in any areas they needed him. He was kind, compassionate and loving. Wayman loved his wife, Peggy, they were married for 64 years. She was a devoted wife, partner and caregiver to him. He will be deeply missed and we are greatful for so many wonderful memories.
We would like to thank all his caregivers and doctors for their outstanding care especially Dr. Ness Khan, Linda Williams, Silverado Hospice and all the wonderful caregivers and staff at Silverado who prayed for and loved "Mr. Sam". He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Helen Adcock and Merle Burgess; his brother, Claude Burgess.
Survivors: Wife, Peggy Burgess; son, David Burgess and his wife, Shannon; daughters, Debra Blackburn and husband, Mike, Vicki Steller and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Cole Blackburn, Bret Blackburn, Taylor Fields, Adam Stellar, Kyle Stellar, Sdyney Burgess, Bailey Troutt and Matthew Burgess; 9 great-grandchildren who loved their "Pa"; sister, Dorothy Futch; brother, Joe Burgess; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends.
Published on January 16, 2017
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