Curtis Leigh Burgess



Mr. Curtis Leigh Burgess, age 76, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Curtis was born in Portsmouth Va. on October 15, 1941 but his family moved to Pinetops NC when he was two. Curtis served in the NC National Guard from 1961—1967. On Aug. 27 1967 he married Shirley Spain. In 1972 he started his own business, Burgess Heating and Air Conditioning. He loved to help people and enjoyed his life.

He was predeceased in death by his father, Philip Neal Burgess and mother Trixie M. Burgess.

Curtis was a wonderful husband of 50 years and a loving father. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Spain Burgess, two daughters Leanne B. Dutcher and husband Sand and Amber Burgess, grandson Jacob Leigh Dutcher. He is also survived by his sisters Jacqueline B. Coker and Barbara B. Kinsey, his sister-in-law Rhonda S. Etheridge, many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

A Celebration of Life for Curtis will be held Sunday at 3:00 Pm in the Chapel of Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerry Blood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from the hours of 2 until 3 Pm.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting