William David Burgess III of Spiro was born Nov. 10, 2006, in Poteau to William David and Bobbie Jo (Plummer) Burgess II and died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 7.
He is survived by his parents, William David Burgess II and wife Bobbie Jo of the home; one sister, Ashley Ritchie of the home; one brother, Brayden Wade Burgess of the home; grandmother, Doris Plummer of Spiro; grandfather, Robert Plummer Sr. of Spiro; paternal grandparents, Bill and Fostine Burgess of Poteau, paternal great grandmother, Sue Burgess Dobbins of Poteau; uncles and aunts, Nathan, Titus and Tia and Cassie Burgess of Poteau, Barbara Gollihar and husband Chris of Spiro, Robert Plummer Jr. and wife Gaylene of Spiro, Shirley Pendergraft of Spiro, great-aunts and uncles in California, Chet and Linda Burgess, Laura Burgess, Daniel and Tina Scroggins, Margie and Ross Pisano, Robin and Robert Orozco, Dronda Leal, James Frank, Rosie and Manuel Scroggins; and in Nevada, Deb and Larry Wilson.
Little Will attended Pocola Heights Free Will Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing and using the rhythm instruments with the other children. He also enjoyed riding his bike with his dad and brother, playing with his monster trucks, cars and video games and watching “Dukes of Hazzards” and cartoons. He attended Spiro Lower Elementary School when he was well.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with the Rev. Bill Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Will Burgess II, Nathan Burgess, Titus Burgess, Tim Gollihar, Michael Gollihar and Brandon Gollihar.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Ashing, Robert Plummer Jr., Bruce Maynor and Jacob Carter.
An online guestbook is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com .
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