2018-05-10 / Front Page

Edwin Burgess Bus Shop dedication honors his life-long service to schools


A special ceremony was held Friday, April 27, at the Lincoln County School bus maintenance shop to formally dedicate the shop as the Edwin Burgess Bus Shop, in honor of longtime bus driver, Edwin Bur­gess. Those attending the ceremony included (l-r) Shelby Nixon, Bobby Burgess, Carole Burgess, Tammy Wright, John Burgess, Whitley Wright, and Jared Wright. A special ceremony was held Friday, April 27, at the Lincoln County School bus maintenance shop to formally dedicate the shop as the Edwin Burgess Bus Shop, in honor of longtime bus driver, Edwin Bur­gess. Those attending the ceremony included (l-r) Shelby Nixon, Bobby Burgess, Carole Burgess, Tammy Wright, John Burgess, Whitley Wright, and Jared Wright. On Friday, April 27, family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Edwin S. Burgess and to dedicate the Lincoln County School bus maintenance shop in his memory. State Representative Tom McCall was present to formally assign the name of Edwin Burgess Bus Shop to the building.

Family and friends were gathered there – with “his” old bus parked outside, as if waiting for him – to share remembrances of a good man with fondness and laughter. Always dedicated to his work, Burgess drove his school bus for 48 years, year in and year out, missing only five days in that entire time.

Lincoln County School Super­intendent Dr. Samuel Light con­ducted the ceremony. A memorial plaque was presented to Carole Burgess by Mike McCombs and McCall. A framed copy of the resolution passed by the state was also given to each family member present.

Speakers included Ficklin Guin and Transportation Director Marion Aycock, among others. “He was a wonderful man and a great story­teller. We all were so blessed for having known him,” said Aycock.

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