Dwayne Roy (Baumgart) Burgess peacefully passed away on June 12th 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital in the company of loved ones. He was 65 years old. A funeral service, under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, was held on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Otoe Baptist Church with the Reverend James Kenner officiating the service. Burial followed later at the Veterans National Cemetery at Fort Sill in Elgin, Oklahoma, military honors were held at the cemetery. Pallbearers for the service include Brent Burgess, Ryan Burgess, Devon Burgess, Augustus Robedeaux, Burton Jay Miner, Jr., and James Robert Hughes, Jr.
He was born on March 28, 1953 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Roy Algernon Burgess and Delores Colleen FawFaw Burgess. He lived a comfortable life in Petal, MS with his wife Debbie Bartee. Dwayne loved music. He had vast knowledge of many genres but was partial to Jackson Browne. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and discussing philosophy and theology. He is a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. In 1972, Dwayne joined the US Army in Oklahoma City in lieu of accepting a scholarship to attend LSU. He faithfully served his country for two years
Dwayne is survived by his wife, Debbie Bartee of Petal MS, three sons, Ryan Derek Burgess of Norman OK, Brent Dewayne Burgess of Seattle WA, and Devon Michael Burgess of Waterloo IA, and two granddaughters Linnea and Evangeline Burgess of Waterloo IA, and one sister Monica Audran of Savannah GA, and two nieces Seneca Audran-Brown of Omaha NE and Chantal Audran of Savannah GA.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and grandparents Ralph and Vestina [Grant] Burgess.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions to be sent to the Otoe Baptist Church, Red Rock Oklahoma
God bless Dwayne’s family and friends. He was a childhood friend as we grew up through highschool and beyond. He was a faithful friend and brother to me. He was a co captain and leader on our HS wrestling team as we won the state championship our senior year. He was fearless on the mat and never backed down to anyone. I am so thankful to be called his friend. I hope to join him in heaven someday by the grace of God.
Dan jacksonPerry, OK
It was always a pleasure to see you. You always had a smile and nice things to say.
I never seen two people more in love than you and Ms Debbie. I always promised you I would look out for her during the times you couldn't be with her and I promise you again now. She's fragile, but finds strength in your love! And memories.
Be ready to drop your fishing pole and your arms open cause she and we will all join you in that Heavenly Home.
Your friends. ...Wander & Shirley
I will miss you greatly and I'll see you again when I make it to my heavenly home. RIP my dear friend.
Norma EdwardsRichton, MS
Uncle Dwayne it’s hard to believe you left us. Thanks so much for all the love, laughter and memories you gave us! Please watch over Aunt Debbi, may your spirit comfort her, she is lost without you! Til we all meet again in that beautiful kingdom, love your niece Mary Jo!
Mary JoSalina, OK
How heart broken we all are that you are gone my ole friend.I'll never forget how we (You, and the Double D's) met .
We where so lucky to have each other for almost 30 years. You where a true Gentleman and we Loved you for that. You'll never know how much we needed you in our lives . Know that we will see you again and we will rejoice in the kingdom of God together. I Love You And you will truly be missed by us .
Deborah MckennonNewkirk, OK
This doesn't seem possible that you're gone, I'm going to miss you so much. Thank you for giving Aunt Debbie the love that you did! Keep watch over her for me! Love ya
Bobby BabcockManhattan, KS
Dwayne you gave me important information one Friday 10 years ago that spared Me and my pet dog from spending a weekend in my apartment without power with temperatures above 100 outside in the day. I've never forgotten that. Most people would just say , well that's his problem. But not you Dwayne, you had a kind heart. You've been a friend ever since. You will be missed here but you are now walking on streets of gold. I pray that I can make it there . I look forward to seeing you there someday in Heaven my friend. BILL GARVIN, PLAQUEMINE LOUISIANA
William Garvin. (;Bill )Plaquemune, LA
Can't believe my heart is still beating.
We will renew our vows once again when I join you before the Lord.
I couldn’t believe when Debbie called me about the news of your passing. It breaks my heart. Gone too soon my friend, but you will never be forgotten. Every time you and Debbie came to town it was always so good to visit with you. Lots of laughs. You were always here for our family during the good times and the bad. I want to thank for the love you gave Debbie. It just always showed that you and Debbie had a one of a kind love. You will be missed by all that loved you. Rest In Peace my friend.
John & Rhonda JordanArkansas City, KS
So sorry to hear this. May God give you peace and comfort and many good memories in the days ahead!
Roxie BerryPonca City, OK
Our friend wrote & recorded the song "If you're leaving me, can I go too" about us. A song that was true then & more so now. For 27 years we couldn't figure out how to be apart. I still can't figure it out, so ...please, my Love, ask God ...if you're leaving me, can I go, too?
Your Loving Wife & Best FriendPetal, MS