Ralph E. Burgess (77) of Effingham, formerly of Springfield


Published on April 28 2012 6:39 pm

Ralph E. Burgess, 77 of Effingham, formerly of Springfield, died at 12:40 AM Friday, April 27, 2012 in the Effingham Health and Rehab Center.

Graveside services, officiated by Rob McKinney, will be 2 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Edgewood Cemetery with military graveside rites. Memorials are requested to donor’s choice.

Ralph was born on August 2, 1934 in Edgewood, IL the son of Earl W. and Bernice M. (Greear) Burgess. He was a retired truck driver and US Navy and Air Force veteran of the           Korean War. Ralph loved NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhardt fan.

Surviving are his brothers; Leroy (wife, Rose) Burgess and Bob “Mabel” Burgess all of Edgewood, sister; Helen Dunning of Pontiac, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Bill and Dwain, and sister; Nellie Redding.