Brimfield – William “Bill” R. Burgett, 81, of Brimfield, passed away at 10:06 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Graham Hospital ER. He was born on August 20, 1935 in Lincoln, IL to Leroy and Edith (Lane) Burgett. He married Judith Johnson in Galesburg, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Donald Lee (Rosa Rosario) Burgett of Mossville, IL, Jerri Lynn Burgett-Smith of Kickapoo, IL, Michael Scott Richmond of Brimfield, IL, Rhonda (Bryson) Crabtree of Brimfield, IL, and Mark Richmond of Brimfield, IL; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donna (the late Lee) Reynolds of Canton, IL.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Bill worked as a millwright at Keystone but had many other jobs. Some including, Chief of Police in Bellevue, IL, and a bus driver for the Brimfield school district. He was a past member of Waterford Union Church in Lewistown, IL.
Bill served in the Airforce during the Korean War.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Waterford Cemetery in Lewistown, IL. Rev. Mike Floyd will officiate. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or American Autism Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com