Albert "Shot" Burgess of Verdunville, West Virginia passed away Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the age of seventy four after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 19, 1934 in Boone County. Shot was a retired coal miner who loved hunting, four wheeling, riding his motorcycle and being in church with his family and friends. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. We rejoice in knowing that Shot is in the loving arms of the Savior he faithfully served. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Readith and Albert Burgess, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Bessie and Albert Williams, his brother Paul Burgess and his sisters Janet Staikoff, Joyce Anderson and Mary Burgess. Shot is survived by his loving wife of fifty two years Betty Jean Williams Burgess and his four children Sherrie (David) Hager of Verdunville, Terri (Bo) Ranson of Ripley, Greg (Lori) Burgess of Justice Addition and Lesley (Jimmi) Chrislip of Whitman . His grandchildren Ceason Ranson, Joshua Burgess, Crystal Burgess, Taylor Kraus, Colton Ranson, Troy Burgess and one great grandson Hunter. He is also survived by his brother Mike (Linda) Burgess of Lake and his sister Tammy Adkins of Peach Creek. Shot leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends and church family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday October 2, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church at City View with Rev. Bobby Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Thursday October 1, 2009 at James Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Joshua, Taylor, Colton and Troy, son-in-law David and brother Mike. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Browning, Haskell Kazee and Shot's brothers at Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.