Louis Edward Burch, age 83, of Greensboro, NC passed away Saturday January 30, 2021.
The family received friends Saturday February 6, 2021 from 1-3 PM at Forbis & Dick N. Elm Chapel in Greensboro NC.
An interment will be held in Swainsboro City Cemetery on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 2:00PM.
Born in Danville, Virginia on September 16, 1937, Louis grew up as an avid athlete, playing basketball, tennis and football in school and later developing what became a lifelong affinity for Golf.
As a professional, Louis enjoyed a long career with Lorillard Tobacco Company beginning in 1968 and retiring as Vice President, Leaf Operations. He spent much of his career traveling the world purchasing tobacco.
Following retirement, he maintained residences in both Greensboro and Brevard where he spent his summers. He enjoyed numerous friendships and playing golf with his "Happy Hackers" buddies, amongst whom he was known as the 'Ultimate Southern Gentleman'.
Louis is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Burch and his son, Louis Burch, Jr. and is survived by son Taylor Burch and wife Tina of Newbury Park, CA and his granddaughter Nicole Burch. Louis is also survived by his step-son Ken Edenfield and granddaughter Jessica Edenfield of Georgia, and 17 year partner, Lindsay Robertson of Naples, FL and Brevard, NC.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to express sympathy may consider making a donation to the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Fund, 33 Connestee Trail, Brevard, NC 28712 ~ in Louis' name or a charity of your choice.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements for the services of Mr. Louis Edward Burch of Greensboro, NC.
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