James L. Burgess

Burial Date:

February 12, 2018

Birth & Death Date:

September 26, 1930 - February 6, 2018

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)

James L. Burgess, 87 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Oakhill Nursing Home in Lorain.

He was born September 26, 1930 in Crossville, Tennessee. James had made his home in Amherst for most of his adult life. 

He proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. James was employed as a Machine Operator at Luxaire Heating and Cooling in Elyria. He was a loving family man. James loved gardening and working in his garage. He loved motorcycles.

Survivors include his sons James Gene Burgess of Amherst, Terry Burgess (Sherry) of Northfield; his grandchildren Geoffrey and Eric Burgess; his brother Ronald Burgess of Pikeville, TN; his sister LouVella (Mack) Hurst of Chattanooga, TN; Antha May Hodge of Spencer, TN; and Margie Wyatt of Crossville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years Augusta F. Burgess (nee: Simpson) on July 11, 2013; his brothers Claude, Charles, Winford, Ross, Jr. and Travis; and his parents Ross and Lena Burgess (nee: Wyatt).

Friends may call Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.

Burial Location

Section: - L - Lot Number: 190 Space: 4


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