William G. “Boots” Burgess, 81 of Decatur died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Heartland Care
Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Decatur. Tanzyus-
Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family.
Bill was born in Decatur in November of 1935 the son of Kermit and Eunice Burgess. He graduated from Decatur
High School class of 1954. He served in the U.S. Army in 1961-62. Bill worked in maintenance at Wagner Casting
Company for forty-three years. He was a member of the Soy City Pistol Club and enjoyed motorcycling with the
Honda Road Riders Club. Bill married Barbara L. Uhll in June of 1966 in Decatur, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife of fifty years, Barbara Burgess, son, Dan Yates of Decatur, Illinois, daughter, Dawn Harper
of Ramsey, Illinois, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, sister, Sue Eastman of St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Rick Seitz and daughter, Vivian Funk.
Special thanks go out to the Pastors, staff and church family of First Christian Church for all the support to Bill’s
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