Ruben James Burgess was born September 11, 1928 in Calvert, Texas, the seventh of eleven children born to James and Elnora Burgess in which they both precede him in death. He was educated in Calvert, Texas and later served honorably in the United States Air Force. He received the World War II Medal of Victory. After arriving in Los Angeles in 1951 he became employed with the United States Postal Service until retirement. In 1980 he opened his own Donut business "Jim Donuts". Ruben was a very kind hearted person. He was always willing to help where ever he could. He will be sadly missed by everyone. He was a devoted father, husband, brother and good friend. Ruben departed his life on December 25, 2006. He leaves to cherish his memory 7 children, Louise Burgess, Pamlay Burgess, Beverly Burgess and Ruben Jr. all from Houston, TX, James Earl Burgess of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dana Burgess of Sacramento, CA, Jackie Burgess of Los Angeles, CA, one brother Tommie Burgess of Gardena, CA, three sisters Idella Beard and Ruth Newton both of Oxnard, CA and Lenora Blair of Dallas, TX, seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends that loved him very much. A gathering of family & friends will be Thursday, January 4, 2007, 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood, CA. Inurnment will be private.

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