1949 — 2013
Shelby — Robert Erwin “Bobby” Burgin, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Hospice Cleveland County Wendover Facility. Born in Waynesville, June 24, 1949, he was the son of Jane Kluttz Burgin and the late Robert Lester Burgin Jr. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Katherine Royster Burgin. Bobby was a member of First Baptist Church. He was the general manager for Royster Transport and Capital Funds, Inc. for more than 35 years.
Bobby is survived by his mother, Jane Kluttz Burgin of Flat Rock; daughter, Quinn Burgin Saleeby, and husband, Wilson, of Hardeeville, South Carolina; sister, Eileen Burgin Walker, and husband, Rudy, and their two children, Aaron and Elizabeth, of Flat Rock;brother, Richard Edward Burgin, of Vila; grandchildren, Mary Katherine Saleeby and Robert Wilson Saleeby, of Hardeeville, South Carolina.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Shelby. The Rev. Tony Tench will be officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the gymnasium at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home at 901 West Marion St., in Shelby.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Kathie Burgin Memorial Schlorship Fund, c/o Shelby High School, 230 East Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Burgin. A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com.