Claryon Kenneth Burgess, 68, of Rossville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Mr. Burgess was born in Cartersville to George and Grace Burgess. He was raised in Dalton and was a believer in Jesus Christ. He was also a retired carpet salesman and had worked at Coronet Industries for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Burgess, and his parents.
Surviving are his son, Tim and his wife Lori Burgess of Tunnel Hill; grandson, Garett and his wife Brianna Burgess of Tunnel Hill; brothers, Homer and Wayne Burgess; sister-in-law, Vera Preswood; brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Doris) Harris and Leo (Juanita) Harris; and several nieces and nephews.
There will not be any visitation or funeral services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center at Memorial Hospital, 2525 DeSales Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist at 404 South Moore Road. Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.