William Burnham Auman

September 26, 1954November 18, 2021

Billy Auman, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 18th, 2021.

He was a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads area in Virginia.

Billy had a passion for baseball and was a dedicated coach and manager for the Virginia Diamonds team for 17 years. He also coached at Woodside High School for the JV team and was heavily involved with Warwick Little League for over 25 years.

Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Auman and his brother, Clayton Auman. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Fran Auman; father, Bill Auman; brother, Bruce Auman; son, Will Auman (Megan); daughter, Beverly Auman; two grandchildren, Tripp Auman and Eleanore Auman; and a very close and dear family friend, Cindy Sigg.

A celebration of Billy’s life will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


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Lisa Robbins

November 23, 2021

My aloha and condolences to the Auman family. God bless you all.

Joan Emerson

November 21, 2021

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. You and I worked together many years ago at NOSTRA in Yorktown and I have thought of you often since that time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Joan Emerson

Meagan Knappick

November 20, 2021

I did not know Mr. Auman well, but in the time that I spent with him it was so clear to me the love and dedication that he had to his family. He did not miss a birthday party, holiday, or game for those sweet grand babies of his, and it was always clear that they were the light of his life. We know he will be missed dearly, and we are praying for peace and comfort for the family.

Beverly Shackleford

November 19, 2021

My prayers for the family. He was a wonderful coach and friend. We will never forget you and the things you did for the kids. What a time we all had as the Diamonds baseball family. The family of Shack 52. Now you can coach ball in heaven