Thomas "Tom" Dickinson Burgess,III, age 73, passed away April 29, 2010 at his home in Wickenburg, AZ. Tom was born in Williamson, West Virignia February 15, 1937, He was the son of the late Cornelius Jefferson Burgess and Elaine Waybright Burgess. He was reared and educated in the Narrows, Virignia Community and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He taught Agricultural Education in the public schools of Pittsylvania and Rockingham Counties, Virgina for 31 years. Upon retirement in 1991 he returned to Narrows and became involved in community activites and organizations. In 1992 he was elected to the Narrows Town Council. Memberships included the New River Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Narrows Lions Club, Giles County Chamber of Commerce, And Progress in Narrows Now organizations, Blacksburg Sports Club, Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Hokie Club. He was also a life member and held office in numerous state and national professional education organizations. In 1960 he married Diana Faye Moore of Harrisonburg, Viginia and four children resulted from this union. The children are Tanya Danielle Burgess of Linville, VA , Thomas Dickinson Burgess, IV (Manoli) of Woodstock, VA , Jefferson Moore Burgess of New Market, VA, and Diana Layne Burgess Ballard (Jay) of Mapleton, Utah. Grandchildren: Kelsey, Alex and Blair Hulvey, Thomas D. Burgess IV, David Burgess and Heather Burgess, Jackson & Truman Burgess, Elizabeth, Virginia, Thomas, Robin, Spencer, Anna, and Jacob Ballard, and 2 great-grandsons Thomas D. Burgess VI and Xavier Burgess. He is survived by current wife Ruby Hancock Burgess of Wickenburg, AZ. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Tom's memory to the Boys Scouts of America organizations.