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BLUEFIELD, VA George Monroe Burge, Jr., 95 of Sedgewood Townhouses, Bluefield, VA died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Westwood Healthcare Center. Born August 31, 1922 in Bluefield, WV he was a son of the late George M. Burge, Sr. and Jessie Methena Burge.
George was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the 102nd Division Artillery and Infantry Divisions, and a longtime member of Fincastle Presbyterian Church. He was retired from the R.E. Darling Co. of Arlington, VA. He was an avid golfer, flew small planes and was an excellent photographer. He was a great friend of the New Graham Pharmacy diner. He was the last member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Peggy Bryant Burge who died in 2016 and an infant daughter Megan Regina Burge, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
He is survived by a daughter Karen Cleary of Idaho Springs, CO, a grandson Reginald Craig, III of Marshall, VA and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance to his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no local services. He and his wife's remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield is serving the family of George Burge, Jr.
Published on January 22, 2018
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