Burgess, Thomas Daniel "Dan"

Updated: Thu 7:26 AM, May 07, 2015
Funeral Home: Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home
Thomas Daniel "Dan" Burgess, 52, of Montgomery, Alabama (formerly of Ozark, Alabama) died at his home Monday, May 13.

Burgess was born October 8, 1960 in Ozark, Alabama, son of Thomas D. and Thelda Mae Hagler Burgess. He was a graduate of Carroll High School and received both his B.A. and Master’s degrees in education from University of Alabama.

He was President and CEO of TD Burgess Learning Systems in Birmingham. Mr. Burgess was a member of Bridge of Life Assembly of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kay Rhodes.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Garrett Burgess of Montgomery; one daughter, Bethany Ann Burgess of Birmingham; one son, Benjamin Daniel Burgess of Birmingham; three sisters: Ann Burgess Spears (Frank) of Skipperville, Dorothy Shehane (Billy) of Ozark, and Linda Campbell (Billy) of Clio; one brother, Rev. Tim Burgess (Melissa) of Ozark; and one special granddaughter, Braelyn Burgess.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 15, at Ozark Praise & Worship Center with Rev. Timothy Burgess and Rev. Billy Garrett, Jr. officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rick Heisler, Donald Keel, Danny Billingsley, Eddie Spivey, Mitchell Woodham, Jeff German, Craig Hermsmeier, and Brad Cripple.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. CDT in Liberty Assembly of God Cemetery, Blakely, Georgia. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home and other times at his sister’s home, 433 Morgan Lane, Ozark.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Ozark Praise & Worship Center, 185 Bermuda Street, Ozark, AL 36360 or Liberty Assembly of God Church, 212 Wilkie Mosley Road, Blakely, GA 39823.

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark (334) 774-4551 is in charge of the arrangements. Members of the Dignity Memorial network. Condolences may be offered at

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