Dustin Blake Burgess, 30, of Beecher City passed away at 8:04 a.m. Saturday (June 8, 2013) at his residence.

A celebration of Dustin’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be to his daughters may be made at the First State Bank of Beecher City.

He was born December 5, 1982 in Mattoon the son of Edwina Eileen Zarate and Johnny Ray Burgess.

He was a member of the Mid-Southern Illinois Bully Breed Club and operated Wolf Creek Pits.

Surviving are his daughters, Helena Eileen Rose Burgess and her mother, Juanita Carver of Imperial, MO and Jalizah Rayne Burgess and her mother, Kasey Schlanser of Beecher City; mother Edwina, Zarate of Beecher City; grandparents, Jim and Ronda DuBridge of Farina; aunts, Stefane Smith (Randy) of Cowden, Shelle Sloan (John) of Beecher City and Stacey Bowlin (Jamie) of Effingham; several other Aunts, uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Eileen and Edwin “Buss” Barr.