Stanley Burgay, 62, of Timpson, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at John D. Windham Civic Center in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016, at John D. Windham Civic Center with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.
Mr. Burgay was born November 28, 1953, in Shelby County, to Dallas Burgay and Mildred Estelle Scott Burgay. He retired from Center Police Department after 30 years of service. Following his retirement, Mr. Burgay continued in law enforcement by serving as Constable in Timpson for 12 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and was Captain of the Timpson High School Association Fishing Club. He was known for his ability to bring in the fish or tell others where to catch them. Mr. Burgay was very influential in the community, playing an important role in mentoring troubled young people. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Mr. Burgay was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by
Wife: Betty Burgay of Timpson
Stephen Burgay and wife, Belinda, of Timpson
Chuck Kay and wife, Kathy, of Huxley
Selisha Cockrell and husband, Jay Dee, of Joaquin
Estelle Burgay of Garrison
Judy Vaughn of Timpson
Yvonne Ramsey of Timpson
Barbara Bossier and husband, James, of Logansport, Louisiana
Cherry Hipp and husband, Ricky, of Canton
Maryland Wilkinson of Tenaha
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Father: Dallas Burgay
Sister: Ann McAleander
Brothers-in-law: Fred McAlexander, Glynn Ramsey, Walter Buddy Vaughn
Pallbearers will be Lance Hughes, Irvine Bergouis, Ricky Allen, Mark Herron, Kade Cockrell, Chandler Burgay, Michael Kay and James Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Everit Harbison, Roger Scott, Johnny Sanders, Jimmy Matthews, Walter Shofner, Mike Hanson, Tracy Hooper and all Texas Law Enforcement.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Bass Anglers for Stanley Burgay Scholarship Fund, PO Box 307, Timpson, Texas 75975 and Good Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1070 CR 4778, Timpson, Texas 75975.