Paul W. Burgess, age 76, of Bluffton, SC passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Paul was born July 1, 1941 in NYC, NY, the son of the late Leo and Nida (Davis) Burgess. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, he started his career in the home improvement business. Later, he relocated to Hilton Head, SC and participated as a broker in the real estate and timeshare businesses. He was a founding member of the YANA Club of Hilton Head in the mid-80’s, serving those recovering from substance abuse. Today, the YANA Club is still thriving with over 30 scheduled meetings each week.
Paul is survived by his three sons, Greg Burgess (Vanna) of Cincinnati, OH, Paul Burgess of Lexington, KY, and James Burgess (Ashley) of Charlottesville, VA; seven grandchildren, Shelley Kumpf (David), Jessica Bevington, Mark Burgess (Stephanie), Angela Bevington, Randall Bevington, John Burgess, and Samuel Burgess; three great grandchildren, Sean Kirtz, Coen Kumpf, and Elliot Kumpf; and many nieces and nephews. Paul was a loving dad, granddad, and uncle to all.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Kimberly (Burgess) Pasquale, and brother, Lee Burgess.
The family will be receiving friends at 5 p.m. with a memorial service following at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910, Pastor Roy Graves will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the YANA Club, PO Box 7691, Hilton Head, SC 29938 (www.yanaclub.com)
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My sympathies to the Burgess family. Paul will always be part of the Hilton Head Island legacy as one of our finest.
Submitted by Julie on May 13 2018 01:59:23 PM
My sympathy to Paul's family.
He was a big hearted human being who impacted his world positively. He will be missed.
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