Former Morgan County District Attorney Bob Burrell died this morning after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 60.
Attorney Barney Lovelace said Burrell’s wife, Mary Stuart, was with him when he died.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.
Burrell served 24 years as district attorney before leaving office in January 2011. He served as assistant district attorney for eight years before being elected DA in 1987. Since leaving office he has worked as an attorney with Harris, Caddell & Shanks.
Morgan District Court Judge Charles Langham began working in the district attorney’s office the same year as Burrell.
“Bob Burrell served the people of Morgan County, Ala., ably for many years as district attorney, and I truly respect and honor his public service,” Langham said in an email. “He will be missed by all of us.”
Burrell was born in Rome, Ga., and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He graduated from Samford’s Cumberland School of Law in 1977. He was involved in numerous civic activities and was founder of the Morgan County Child Advocacy Center.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Jenny B. Mercieca, Ben Burrell, Bill Burrell and Gaines Rowe; and two grandchildren.
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