Timothy Alvin Burleson
Timothy Alvin Burleson
  • June 22, 1959 - January 19, 2018
  • Alabama

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Timothy Alvin Burleson, 58 of Hillsboro, Alabama passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Tim was born on June 22, 1959 in Decatur, Alabama.

Tim attended Lee High School in Huntsville, AL where he graduated in 1978. He then attended business school at East Tennessee State University where he was in Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received his Law Enforcement Certificate from Jacksonville State University in 1981, graduating third in his class. He began his police career with the City of Madison as a patrolman and in 1982 he became a police officer with Decatur City. While serving Decatur he worked as a patrolman, in the traffic division, as a D.A.R.E officer, and in the A.C.E.S. program. Tim retired from Decatur City in 2006 after 24 years of dedicated service. Tim moved to Greenville, Alabama to enjoy retired life hunting and fishing. He came out of retirement in 2007 to work for the Greenville Police Department. After returning to North Alabama he decided to retire yet again, working on occasion as a security guard in various locations. Tim can be remembered as an avid outdoorsman, a man with a great sense of humor, and through the testament of the two beautiful and successful daughters he leaves behind.

Mr. Burleson was preceded in death by his father, Alvin B. Burleson and mother Elizabeth Ann Burleson.

He is survived by two beautiful and successful daughters, Kristin Burleson and Grace Burleson. Kristin has served in the U.S. Navy as an Air Traffic Controller for the past 6 years. In that time, she has quickly advanced in rank and received numerous awards, most recently the Navy Achievement Medal. Grace currently attends Decatur High School where she is an honor student, the Vice President of Delta Omega Sorority, and she is also an active member of First Baptist Church of Decatur. He is also survived by one sister, Jamie Cook, of Harvest Alabama and her children Tyler, Breann, and Megan.

You may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Valhalla Funeral Home from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. A private Graveside Service, with Police Honors will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens, David Varner and Caleb Farrow officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity. Please sign his guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.