Vinis Leon Burgess
Vinis Leon Burgess
  • August 21, 1931 - September 29, 2017
  • Kaufman, Texas

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V. Leon Burgess passed away from this life on Friday, September 29, 2017, in Kaufman, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Grapevine, Texas on August 21, 1931, Leon was 86 years old.

He served in the Army in the 1950’s and married the love of his life, Faye Burgess, in 1960. Faye and Leon were married for 53 years until her passing in 2013. He retired from Continental Airlines after working for them for many years in different parts of the US, followed by a second career with Tex Pack Express. Leon loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors, and he loved traveling with his wife Faye, and they both enjoyed going on cruises.

Leon is preceded in death by his wife Faye; four brothers; one sister; and great grandson Aidyn Jones.

He is survived by his children, Mary Louise Vickers & husband Roy, David Branton & wife Carolyn, Paula Sharp & husband Mike, Debbie Graham, and Randy Burgess & wife Dianna; brother, Glen B. (Junior) Burgess; 13 grand children; numerous great grandchildren & great-great grandchildren; and many caregivers & friends to cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6 -8 p.m. at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman, Texas. The funeral service for Mr. Burgess will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 also at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home with interment to immediately follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Seagoville, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Billy Odell, Frankie Odell, Dave Branton, Toby Sharp, Shane Branton, Jason Jones, Ben Crouch, Matthew Branton, Josh Jones, Taylor Lewis, Chris Burgess, Logan Jones, Jordan Jones, Blake Branton, and Ken Farley.