Obituary: Robert Ray ‘Bobby Ray’ Burgin, 78, Bloomfield


Robert Ray “Bobby Ray” Burgin, 78, of Bloomfield, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Nelson County to the late Roy and Auda Goff Burgin. He was a retired truck driver for Regal Oil Co., the owner of Burgin Service Center in Fairfield, a former millwright, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Bloomfield Baptist Church, Whiskey City Cruisers, and the Bloomfield American Legion Post 288 where he was the oldest member. Bobby Ray loved his family and to socialize.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Carol Burgin, Margaret Elizabeth Burgin and Sue Green; and four brothers, John Lloyd Burgin, William Roy Burgin, Ted Burgin, and Beverly Burgin.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Hagan Burgin; three sons, Joe Burgin of Bloomfield, Tony (Donna) Burgin of Bardstown, and Jerry (Stephanie) Burgin of Chaplin; two brothers, Gene (Diane) Burgin of Louisville and Tommy Burgin of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Joey (Julia) Burgin, Tabitha (CJ) Taylor, Beth (Brandon) Cheek, Amanda Burgin, Nikki Burgin, and Katie Burgin (Matthew Hutchins); nine great-grandchildren, Shane Burgin, Brock Taylor, Maegan Taylor, Ashlyn Taylor, Braxtan Cheek, Brinley Cheek, Kinslee Curtsinger, Kason Lloyd Burgin, and Michala Stillwell.

The funeral is noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Bro. Leland Parks and Dr. Matt Thompson officiating. Burial is in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the funeral home.

The Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.


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