Brady B. Burgress, 79, of Nederland passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland.
Brady was born Aug. 1, 1936 in Lufkin, to Mary Ann (Crain) and Marshall Burgess. He had lived 50 years in the Mid-Jefferson County area. Brady was a faithful member of Nederland Avenue Church of Christ. He served as an Elder and Deacon at Grove Church of Christ. He retired from Equistar after 35 plus years as a certified welder and maintenance superintendent and he worked with the Nederland ISD as a crossing guard. Brady enjoyed baseball, was a Little League Baseball Coach for many years and loved to watch his grandchildren and great grandchildren play. Brady was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly and who loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jessie Mae McDonald; brothers, Kenneth Burgess and Wayne Burgess.
Brady is survived by the love of his life of 61 years, Nina Burgess; daughters, Deanna Hailey and husband, Bill, Karen “Missy” Brauninger and husband, Bret, all of Nederland, Debbie Mims and husband, Andy of Magnolia; son, Brady “Mike” Burgess of Nederland and brother, Glenn Burgess of Baytown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy Burgess, Blair Balsamo, Kendall Mericle, Melissa Gomez, Bradly Hailey, Ryan Brauninger, Gerald Varnado, Casey Mims and Ryan Mims; great grandchildren, Abigail Balsamo, Emmitt Mericle, Britton Gomez, Briley Gomez, Madison White, Brady Hailey, Cooper Varnado, Lily Mims, Kynna Mims and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 11:00 am at Nederland Ave. Church of Christ, 2310 Nederland Ave, Nederland, with a gathering of family and friends from 10:00 am until service time. Minister Tony Pulliam and Minister Michael Williams will be officiating. A committal service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Zavalla Cemetery in Zavalla. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Honoring Brady as pallbearers will be Bill Hailey, Bret Brauninger, Andy Mims, Bradly Hailey, Ryan Brauninger, Gerald Varnado, Ashley Gomez and Casey Mims. Honorary pallbearers will be Britton Gomez, Brady Hailey and Cooper Varnado.