Former UTU Designated Legal Counsel Frank O. Burge Jr., 87, passed away June 13.
A native of Birmingham, Burge graduated from Ramsay High School. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane University. After college, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later the reserves, attaining the rank of colonel.
Burge was a lawyer in Birmingham for more than 50 years. He loved representing people, and as an advocate, he had few peers. He was recognized as a Fellow by the Alabama Law Foundation, a designated legal counsel by the United Transportation Union and listed for years in The Best Lawyers in America.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeannine (Kitten) Burge; children: Courtney Brown (Phil), SMART Transportation Division Designated Legal Counsel Frank Tucker Burge (Mary), Claire Morgan and Paul Allan, whom he also considered one of his children.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 16, at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.