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Bruce Michael Burgess

May 26, 1951 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 68)


Bruce Michael Burgess passed away peacefully at the Garden Terrace of Overland Park Skilled Nursing Home, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020.

Born May 26, 1951, Kansas City, KS, he was the son of James and Norma Burgess. Bruce is survived by his wife of 19 years, Joyce Hanlon Burgess, his 2 children, Crystal Burgess and Mark Burgess, his father, James Burgess, brother, Brian Burgess and sister, Linda Burgess. Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Norma and his sister Dianna Burgess.   

Bruce lived most of his life in Kansas City, KS where he went to Shawnee Mission East High school, attended Johnson County Community College and The American Management Association. His successful award winning sales career path, led him to 30 years as an Executive of Sales and Training in the fields of life insurance, and a broad spectrum of medical supplies.

Bruce was the oldest of 4 siblings and the BEST big brother one could ever have. He was a solid definition of a very caring and loving father and husband. He was a traditional gentleman that was wonderfully mannered, considerate, always kind and supportive of his family. He was President of the Olathe Youth Soccer in the mid-80’s and coached his son’s soccer team. He often expressed his sincere passions through many varieties of music genres, especially his favorite band, the Moody Blues, classical and love of jazz. In his later years, Bruce invested in a classic Yamaha Tenor Saxophone and took lessons from KC’s local Joe Miquelon, Musician/Teacher/Arranger/Producer.  He enjoyed cooking and BBQ’ing for family and friends. A sports lover, Bruce was a lifelong KU Basketball fan and diehard KC Chief’s fan.

Please join us to commemorate Bruce's life, on Saturday, February 29th 1-2PM Visitation, 2-3PM Memorial Service at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Garden located at 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS. 

“In lieu of flowers”, donations can be made in Bruce’s name to the AFTD (Association For Frontotomporal Degeneration) on line or sent to AFTD 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Ephesians 4:32 —"And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

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February 29, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson County Funeral Chapel
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Memorial Service
February 29, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson County Funeral Chapel
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins


AFTD (Association For Frontotomporal Degeneration)
2700 Horizon Drive, King Of Prussia PA 19406

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