Charles Bruce “Chuck” Burgess Jr. was born on Jan. 28, 1942, in Sumter, South Carolina, to Charles “Chuck” Burgess, Sr. and Florence Nelson Burgess. Chuck died on Jan. 23, 2020, at his home in Spring Branch at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Heidi Hoffman Burgess of Spring Branch; his son Lance Gordon Burgess (Tammy) of Farmers Branch; his daughter Heather Lark Perry (Chris) of Plano; his grandchildren Kendall Burgess, Brooks Burgess, Payton Perry and Jackson Perry; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and also many friends who were considered family.
Chuck graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and attended Texas A&M for three years. After college he pursued a career in the finance business and received many awards for being the “troubleshooter” in the various companies he managed. While managing the finance company, TCFC, he obtained his insurance license that enabled them to obtain loans for servicing overseas. Chuck was later employed as vice president at M.I.C. for many years and ended his working career at FDIC.
After his father’s death, Chuck managed the family business, Burgess Development Co., Inc. as president and remained there until his death.
Charles was a member of the Alamo Heights Rotary for 34 years as well as being an honorary member of the Stone Oak Rotary. He loved managing a booth at Alamo Heights Night and he and Heidi never missed volunteering since its beginning. Chuck also volunteered through the Rotary for San Antonio Meals on Wheels.
Chuck had many hobbies. He loved building a variety of woodworking projects, crafts, gardening, playing cards, watching westerns, war movies and collecting all kind of memorabilia from his many travels with his devoted wife. He loved his dogs and cats and shared a special bond with each of them. He was always happiest when he was around them.
Services will be held at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral home beginning with visitation on Friday, Jan. 31, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the funeral service on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. A short graveside service will follow the funeral at Boerne Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher. com and select obituaries.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.