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April 24, 2014

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Gordon R. Burger

Published: 04/14/2004

Gordon R. Burger, 73, of Mosheim, died early Wednesday morning at Wellmont-Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport from complications of a heart attack.

Mr. Burger was a U.Sl Army veteran, having served from 1950-1953.

He was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., for eight years before joining the Greeneville Police Department in September of 1962.

Mr. Burger retired in June of 1988 after 27 years of service, having attained the rank of captain.

In August of 1988, he began serving with the U.S. Marshall Services at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greeneville, from which he retired in October of 2002.

Mr. Burger was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church.

His family noted that he loved his church family and attended regularly. They said he was "a wonderful husband, father, and papaw. He was loved by all who knew him."

He is survived by his wife of 12 years: Janice Burger; four sons and daughters-in-law: Kevin and Annette Burger of Walland, Harold Rhea Daniels Jr. and his wife, Linda Daniels, Patrick and Tracy Daniels, and Eric and Amy Daniels, all of Mosheim; three daughters and sons-in-law: Tammy and Sammy Fellers of Afton, and Sarah and Eddie Fincher, and Trenda and Christian Berney, all of Mosheim; 14 grandchildren: Katlin Burger of Walland, Ashley Key, Amanda Key, and Katie Key, all of Afton, and Dustin Cansler, Danielle Fincher, Zakary Fincher, Ricky Gregg, Cody Daniels, Conor Berney, Elijah Berney, Isacc Daniels, Breanna Daniels, and Brent Daniels, all of Mosheim; a brother and sister-in-law: John Gilbert and Frances Burger of Greeneville; sisters-in-law and their husbands: Alma and Murlice Carpenter, Margie and Ronnie Barrette, Mary Collins, Carolyn Forgety, Shirley and Elmo White, Blanch and Earl Calton, Edith and Hobert Goodman, Lorraine and Joe Wilson, and Charleen Hicks, all of Rogersville; brothers-in-law and their wives: Raymond and Margie Hicks and Dee and Jeanette Hicks, all of Rogersville; and two special friends: Rose Harrison and Donnie McCoy.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Keller Bible Burger; a stepson: Bobby Joe Bible Jr., his parents: Grover and Pauline Burger; a brother: Larry Burger; and a sister: Gaynell Burger.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Brown Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Long will officiate.

The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service.

Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. The Greeneville Police Department Honor Guard will conduct a graveside service.

Pallbearers will be the members of the Greeneville Police Department.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Brown Springs Baptist Church, his special friends, the members of the men's Greeneville Bowling League, Dr. Kenneth Susong, Dr. Gerald Blackwell, and the nurses and staff of the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 78 Brown Springs Lane, Mosheim, TN 37818.
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