September 19, 2022, 77, Goldsboro –
Dr. James Douglas Burch, age 77, died Monday, September 19, 2022. Born in Maysville, NC, on August 5, 1945, Doug graduated from Richlands High School in 1963. He subsequently entered military service and served in the United States Air Force for four years. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he joined the United States Army (Reserve) where he served as an officer in the Infantry until his retirement in December 1984 following a line-of-duty injury. In addition to his military service, Doug taught English at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and at Eastern Wayne Senior High School in Goldsboro, NC. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro with Reverend Shawn Burch officiating followed by military honors. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro prior to the service.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Carl Burch and Edna Stevens Burch, formerly of Richlands, NC; by his brothers, Paul Glenn Burch, formerly of Chinquapin, NC, and Dennis Carl Burch, Jr., formerly of Lincolnville, Kansas; and by his grandparents, Ashley and Zannie Stevens, formerly of Richlands, NC.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Peedin Burch, of the home; his daughter, Dana Allison Burch, of Valdosta, Georgia; his son, Dr. Brandon Douglas Burch (Erin), of Chapel Hill, NC; his grandson, Brayden Douglas Burch, of Valdosta, GA; one sister, Malisa Burch Baker, of Angier, NC; and by three brothers, Larry Burch (Pearl) of Ivanhoe, NC, Durwood Burch (Jane) of Richlands, NC, and Danny Burch of Angier, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in his honor to Madison Avenue Church, 300 South Madison Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27534, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Services have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.seymourfuneralhome.com.