FLORENCE — Gregory Keith Burdine – A son, partner, father, neighborhood attorney, former Alabama Point out Agent, mentor and buddy to quite a few, passed absent on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his home in Florence, Alabama, surrounded by his loving wife and 2 devoted little ones and near pals. He was 61 years aged.
Greg was born on Could 1, 1959 at Eliza Coffee Memorial, in Florence, Alabama to Betty Butler and Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr. Greg is remembered for his religion, like, kindness and servant’s heart.
Greg attended Espresso Significant School from 1973 to 1977. Whilst at Espresso, Greg was a 4-12 months letterman in football (#88) baseball and basketball, remaining awarded the Harold Doris trophy for very best in general athlete. From 1977 to 1981, Greg signed a soccer scholarship with the University of North Alabama exactly where he played football and baseball until his graduation in 1982. Immediately after graduation, Greg followed in his father’s footsteps by doing work at Associates Finance and later on attending regulation university (Cumberland Regulation Faculty) and was certified to follow law in 1988.
Greg achieved the love of his everyday living, Susan Watts, in 1984 and were married in 1989. They moved to Florence, Alabama in 1989 in which they elevated their two sons, Chad and Robbie.
Greg loved all athletics, sunsets, God, serving many others (notably his wife), remaining with his boys, good friends and family, in particular his granddaughter, Sweet Tea.
Greg was a devout member of Grace House. Greg served as an attorney for 32 a long time in Florence, AL, as perfectly as served as a mediator for the community Judges and mediated numerous instances through his decades of training law. Greg had a want to provide in a broader capability and determined to operate for condition governing administration he was elected as an Alabama State Representative in 2010 and served his beloved District 1 for four years.
Greg was instrumental as legal counsel in the establishment of Shoals Christian College (wherever Chad and Robbie graduated) and served as a member of the Shoals Christian Board of Directors and Chairman for many many years.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr.
His memory will be cherished by his loving mother, Betty Butler Burdine, his adoring wife and caretaker, Susan Watts Burdine and passed down by way of the legacy of his little ones, Chadwick Keith Burdine (Tracy Fowler Burdine) and Robert Gregory Burdine, and exclusive granddaughter, Teagan Rae Burdine and loving brother, Todd Butler Burdine.
The spouse and children wishes to thank Kerri Rumage, legal assistant to Greg for 17 many years, for her perseverance and support to Greg and his family Hon. Gil Self, Bob Butler, Adin Batson, and Greg Risner for their individualized service to Greg pursuing his stroke to day Caregivers, Christina Strong, Lisa Grossheim, Patricia Sanders, Caroline Ballard, Stacey Beecham, Brenda Spires, and Willie Horton Shoals Hospice and Dr. Ricky Irons and all close friends and relatives for their gifts of foods, playing cards, financial contributions, prayers and time. Greg was a blessed gentleman, certainly.
The family members will have a personal graveside ceremony officiated by Dr. Eddie Lawrence. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Butler, Adin Batson, Greg Risner, Don Coffee (Bone), Ron Jeffreys, Invoice Gough, and Hon. Gil Self.
Honorary pallbearers are: Jim Lowery, Marty Abroms, Terry Anderson, Woody Truitt, Dan Aldridge, Ken Irons, David McAfee, Buddy Moore, Alan Ray, Jeff Butler, Brad Lynch, Hon. Mike Suttle, Danny Watts, Neil Watts, Andy Watts, Leo Pham, Reese Walgamott, Tad Drake, Justin Holder, J.D. Jackson, Lauderdale County Bar Association, Alabama Property of Reps, and Espresso High School Course of 77 alumni.
The loved ones is organizing a Celebration of Greg’s Everyday living which will be announced at a afterwards date. The loved ones needs in lieu of bouquets, remember to think about a tribute donation to the Greg Burdine memorial athletic scholarship fund at U.N.A., which will be founded at a later day, Shoals Christian College Tuition Scholarship Fund, 301 Heathrow Dr, Flo, AL 35633 or Grace Property Constructing Fund, 1946 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL 35630. Condolences may well be left at sprywilliams.com.