Dwyane Roy Burgess went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was 65 years old. Traditional tribal services will begin on Wednesday evening at the Otoe Baptist Church of Red Rock. A funeral service, under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m., also at the Otoe Baptist Church. The Reverend James Kenner will officiate the service. Burial will follow later at the Veterans National Cemetery of Fort Sill in Elgin, Oklahoma. Military honors will be held at the cemetery. Pallbearers for the service include Brent Burgess, Ryan Burgess, Devon Burgess, Agustus 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 Coleen FawFaw Burgess. 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 was a member of the Otoe-Missouoria Tribe of Oklahoma. In 1972, Dwayne joined the US Army in Oklahoma City. He faithfully served his country for two years.
Dwayne is survived by three sons, Ryan Derek Burgess, Brent Dewayne Burgess, and Devon Michael Burgess, two granddaughters, Linnea and Evangeline Burgess, and one sister Monica Audran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Rodney, Marsha, Monica and Medra Burgess, as well as grandparents Ralph and Vestina (Grant) Burgess.
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