Ricky E. Burgess

December 31, 1963 ~ February 14, 2024

Richard Earl Burgess passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in Longville, Louisiana.

Ricky was born on December 31, 1963, in Lake Charles, LA to Buster and Wanda Burgess. Richard loved hunting, camping, riding ATV’s and shooting. He worked offshore for over 20 years before moving to the petrochemical industry where he currently worked at Lyondell Basell.

He enjoyed having a good time sitting by the campfire with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Katy Burgess; son, Chase and wife Kristen Burgess of Moss Bluff; grandchildren, Wes, Gunnar and Fynli Burgess of Moss Bluff, and Hannah Harmes of Longville; brother, John and wife Tammy Anderson of Moss Bluff; sisters, Tammy and husband Gary Thompson of Ragley and Elly Benoit of Sulphur and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivory “Buster” Burgess, Wanda and John Anderson, Jr.; son, Specialist Cory W. Burgess and a cousin, Sergeant William “Billy” Bushnell.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 11:00am in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff with Rev. Kennis Smith and Shane Manuel will be officiating.  A burial will follow the service at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and will resume on Saturday at 9:00am until service time at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff.


Visitation: Friday, February 16, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Visitation: Saturday, February 17, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024
11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

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  1. Candle 1Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This is Tammy’s sister and brother n law. 🙏🙏

  2. Candle 1My heart is broken for this family that has already been through so much loss recently. My prayers go out and I have complete faith that God will make this all make sense at the end. Please stay strong and trust in Him.

  3. Candle 1I’m so sorry for your loss dear cousin. I was saddened to hear about your husband. Our family just can’t seem to catch a break 💔💔. My heart goes out to you and the family. My sincere condolences 😔🙏😔 your cousin Angie

  4. My heart goes out to all of you. I worked with Wanda, at LSU Family Practice, and she continually talked about her family. She was so proud of all of you. When Corey died, it was so hard on her; so, I know that this is a blessing in disguise, that she didn’t have to go through with this heartache, also. May God bless y’all.

  5. Sending our deepest condolences to Katy, Chase, Gunner, and family. May God bless you all during this time of loss, and grief.

  6. Hey Katie
    This is Debbie Stevens,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of Ricky. I know we have been distant , but I will never forget the good times we had back in the day and Ricky being our best man at our wedding. All the board games we played. I know Bill and Ricky are having an air guitar with a Van Halen song 😊 in heaven 🎸,Bill talking about golf, And Ricky talking about hunting. Hope you and your find family find peace and love ❤️

    • Oh wow Debbie, we sure didn’t know Bill had passed away! So sorry! And yes, I’m sure they are catching up. Thanks for the msg. Yes, we had good times

    • Thank you so much and I thank God for all Clint did to help his friends that night. May he be blessed above & beyond for it.
      Ricky thought the world of him & enjoyed nothing better than hanging out at the campfires with them.

  7. Candle 1Katy
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Clint has shard many memories of his friendship with Ricky therefore we felt as if we knew him as well.
    We know he will be missed by his Family and All of Those Who Were Blessed to Call Him Friend…
    Sending Much Love & Prayers,
    The Landreneau’s @ T’Bend

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