FLORENCE — Gregory Keith Burdine – A son, husband, father, regional legal professional, former Alabama State Agent, mentor and good friend to several, passed absent on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his property in Florence, Alabama, surrounded by his loving wife and 2 devoted young children and close friends. He was 61 years outdated.
Greg was born on May 1, 1959 at Eliza Espresso Memorial, in Florence, Alabama to Betty Butler and Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr. Greg is remembered for his faith, appreciate, kindness and servant’s coronary heart.
Greg attended Coffee High Faculty from 1973 to 1977. While at Espresso, Greg was a 4-12 months letterman in football (#88) baseball and basketball, staying awarded the Harold Doris trophy for greatest overall athlete. From 1977 to 1981, Greg signed a soccer scholarship with the College of North Alabama where he performed football and baseball until eventually his graduation in 1982. After graduation, Greg followed in his father’s footsteps by performing at Associates Finance and later on attending law faculty (Cumberland Legislation University) and was licensed to observe regulation in 1988.
Greg satisfied the like of his daily life, Susan Watts, in 1984 and ended up married in 1989. They moved to Florence, Alabama in 1989 in which they elevated their two sons, Chad and Robbie.
Greg cherished all athletics, sunsets, God, serving some others (especially his spouse), getting with his boys, good friends and family, specifically his granddaughter, Sweet Tea.
Greg was a devout member of Grace House. Greg served as an legal professional for 32 many years in Florence, AL, as nicely as served as a mediator for the neighborhood Judges and mediated numerous circumstances in the course of his a long time of practicing regulation. Greg had a drive to serve in a broader capacity and resolved to run for state govt he was elected as an Alabama State Agent in 2010 and served his beloved District 1 for four several years.
Greg was instrumental as authorized counsel in the institution of Shoals Christian Faculty (wherever Chad and Robbie graduated) and served as a member of the Shoals Christian Board of Administrators and Chairman for various decades.
Greg was preceded in loss of life by his father, Robert Lacy Burdine, Jr.
His memory will be cherished by his loving mom, Betty Butler Burdine, his adoring spouse and caretaker, Susan Watts Burdine and handed down through the legacy of his small children, 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, authorized 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 company to Greg adhering to 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 close friends and household for their presents of foodstuff, cards, financial contributions, prayers and time. Greg was a blessed person, without a doubt.
The loved ones will have a non-public graveside ceremony officiated by Dr. Eddie Lawrence. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Butler, Adin Batson, Greg Risner, Don Coffee (Bone), Ron Jeffreys, Monthly 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 Affiliation, Alabama Household of Associates, and Coffee Superior Faculty Class of 77 alumni.
The relatives is organizing a Celebration of Greg’s Lifestyle which will be introduced at a later on day. The family wishes in lieu of flowers, remember to take into account a tribute donation to the Greg Burdine memorial athletic scholarship fund at U.N.A., which will be set up at a later on date, Shoals Christian University Tuition Scholarship Fund, 301 Heathrow Dr, Flo, AL 35633 or Grace House Developing Fund, 1946 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL 35630. Condolences may be still left at sprywilliams.com.