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Raymond Burgess July 16, 1939 - February 10, 2023

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Raymond Reid Burgess, widower of Swantje Wolf Burgess, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Raymond was a graduate of Spartanburg High School, attended Wofford College for two years, and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years during the Vietnam War. For years, Raymond was a regional manager in the trucking industry.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


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    Sharon Rounds says

    My deepest sympathies to those of you lucky enough to say you are family of Mr. Burgess. I have not known him long. He was a patient at my work. Dare I say my favorite patient?!! I will miss him dearly. He was so sweet to me, bringing me flowers. The poinsettia’s he gave me at Christmas are as beautiful today as the day he gave them to me. They are in my kitchen window and I think of him every day. He and I spoke about what a great time he had at Thanksgiving in Greenville with his family. His face lit up talking about it. He truly loved you. He was a great man. I pray he is in heaven with his bride and he is happy. I hope to see him “on the flip side” some day. I pray your family finds solace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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    Carson Solesbee says

    My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Burgess. I work at the doctor’s office of Mr. Burgess’ primary care doctor and he was one of our favorite patients. He kept us on our toes for sure but always made everyone smile. I will be praying for his family during this difficult time.

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    Glen Quattlebaum, MD says

    Mr. Burgess will be deeply missed – he was a joy to care for and was beloved by all of us that work at Clemson Family Medicine. He always had a kind word, and I will miss our conversations on the sports topic of the day. You have my deepest condolences, and your family will be in my prayers.

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    Pat Gosnell says

    Mr. Burgess was a wonderful patron of Cooper Library for many years. I could count on hearing from him every Monday morning with enquiries about something he saw on the news over the weekend. (I still remember his email address!) He always brought us a poinsetta at Christmas, and the lilies he brought me come back every year in my yard. I was lucky enough to run into him a few times after I retired, most recently at the hair salon! I’m so glad we got one last visit.

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    Jocelyn Sikes says

    I met Mr. Burgess because I work at the doctor’s office he came to. When he first met me, he realized we had a mutual love of sports. He would bring articles for my husband to read even. He was always looking to give hugs and greet you with a smile when he came. He was a favorite of many. He brought treats for the staff and was one of the most thoughtful patients we have ever had. He will be sorely missed.

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    Tabatha McGuffin says

    I met Mr. Burgess when he would come into the office. He always made me laugh and he always had a box of cordial cherries for us. He will be missed by so many in our office. I am thankful for the opportunity to have gotten to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family during this difficult time

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    Natasha Hamilton says

    I met Mr. Burgess because I work at the doctor’s office he came to. I will truly missed Mr. Burgess smile and talks we had when in he came into the office. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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