FLORENCE — Gregory Keith Burdine – A son, partner, father, community legal professional, previous Alabama Condition Consultant, mentor and friend to several, handed absent on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his house in Florence, Alabama, surrounded by his loving wife and 2 devoted kids and shut buddies. He was 61 a long time previous.
Greg was born on Might 1, 1959 at Eliza Coffee Memorial, in Florence, Alabama to Betty Butler and Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr. Greg is remembered for his faith, like, kindness and servant’s heart.
Greg attended Espresso Significant School from 1973 to 1977. Although at Coffee, Greg was a 4-year letterman in football (#88) baseball and basketball, becoming awarded the Harold Doris trophy for best in general athlete. From 1977 to 1981, Greg signed a soccer scholarship with the College of North Alabama exactly where he performed soccer and baseball till his graduation in 1982. Right after graduation, Greg followed in his father’s footsteps by doing work at Associates Finance and afterwards attending legislation university (Cumberland Law School) and was accredited to apply legislation in 1988.
Greg met the like of his existence, Susan Watts, in 1984 and ended up married in 1989. They moved to Florence, Alabama in 1989 wherever they elevated their two sons, Chad and Robbie.
Greg beloved all sporting activities, sunsets, God, serving other folks (specially his spouse), remaining with his boys, buddies and spouse and children, especially his granddaughter, Sweet Tea.
Greg was a devout member of Grace Residence. Greg served as an attorney for 32 yrs in Florence, AL, as nicely as served as a mediator for the nearby Judges and mediated quite a few situations through his several years of practicing legislation. Greg experienced a need to provide in a broader capacity and decided to run for point out governing administration he was elected as an Alabama Condition Agent in 2010 and served his beloved District 1 for four decades.
Greg was instrumental as legal counsel in the establishment of Shoals Christian Faculty (in which Chad and Robbie graduated) and served as a member of the Shoals Christian Board of Administrators and Chairman for a number of years.
Greg was preceded in dying by his father, Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr.
His memory will be cherished by his loving mom, Betty Butler Burdine, his adoring wife and caretaker, Susan Watts Burdine and handed down by 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 relatives needs to thank Kerri Rumage, lawful assistant to Greg for 17 several years, for her determination and provider to Greg and his household Hon. Gil Self, Bob Butler, Adin Batson, and Greg Risner for their individualized provider to Greg subsequent his stroke to day Caregivers, Christina Sturdy, Lisa Grossheim, Patricia Sanders, Caroline Ballard, Stacey Beecham, Brenda Spires, and Willie Horton Shoals Hospice and Dr. Ricky Irons and all mates and relatives for their gifts of food items, cards, monetary contributions, prayers and time. Greg was a blessed guy, in truth.
The loved ones will have a personal graveside ceremony officiated by Dr. Eddie Lawrence. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Butler, Adin Batson, Greg Risner, Don Espresso (Bone), Ron Jeffreys, Bill 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 Home of Reps, and Espresso High Faculty Class of 77 alumni.
The loved ones is setting up a Celebration of Greg’s Daily life which will be announced at a later on date. The family wishes in lieu of bouquets, please consider a tribute donation to the Greg Burdine memorial athletic scholarship fund at U.N.A., which will be recognized at a later on date, Shoals Christian Faculty Tuition Scholarship Fund, 301 Heathrow Dr, Flo, AL 35633 or Grace House Building Fund, 1946 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL 35630. Condolences may possibly be remaining at sprywilliams.com.