Burgess Allen Root

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October 14, 1939 - February 24, 2018

Burgess A. Root, 78, of Thompson, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at his home. Burgess was born in Cleveland, October 14, 1939, the son of the late Maurice and Viola (nee Cookson) Root.  He graduated from Deming New Lime High School and then served honorably in the US Navy. Burgess lived in Concord Township for many years and was the owner and operato01r of Allen Tool Grinding. He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Sell) Binns-Root; sons, Brian and Michael Root; step-sons, Jim, Dan, Roger, Stephan, and Kenneth Binns; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Janece Hall; brothers, Wayne and Maurice Root. Burgess was preceded in death by his parents; son, Burgess Root, Jr.; sister, Maureen Fish.

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Faith Community Church, 5835 State Route 166 West, Rock Creek, Ohio 44084 with Pastor Steven Maugh officiating. A reception will follow.