Jimmy Auvil

September 8, 1949August 29, 2012

AUVIL, Jimmy Dean, 62, a Montgomery resident, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012. His Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012, from 2-3 PM at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, with his Funeral Service at 3 PM in the Chapel. Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery, with Dr. Lawrence Phipps officiating. Survivors include his wife, Susan Brannon Auvil; his son, Jeremy Auvil (Jenny); his daughter, Katie Claire Auvil; two grandsons, James & John Auvil; his mother, Vania Peacock; sisters, Tillie & Debbie, and brother, Rennie. Jimmy was a Gideon, an avid golfer, a staunch Alabama football fan, and very passionate about his faith in Jesus Christ. He had spent over 35 years in life insurance/financial planning services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Phillip Cameron Ministries or Shepherd’s Staff Ministries.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jimmy Auvil

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

David Ferguson

September 11, 2012

So sad to hear of the passing of a good friend. I will miss his smile and his love of people.
Rest in Peace my friend

Andrea Chak Wood

September 9, 2012

My deepest sympathy. I have never met you or Jimmy, but heard only great things about you both. May God wrap his arms around you and your family. (Widowed, as well, June 2010)

Anthony Brown

September 7, 2012

I've known Jimmy for the last 13 years. It was with great sadness that I learned of his death last week. Jimmy was a genuine good guy. He was always asking how he could help, volunteer or make things better for other people. His love of God and other people came through in his work and personal life. Jimmy, we miss you.

Dickie Bailes

September 6, 2012

Jimmy was one of my two best friends and only 12 days older than me! He came to Leesville, Louisiana due to his parents being transferred to Ft. Polk. That was Dothan's loss and Leesville High School's greatest gain, in the form of "big man defensive tackle" Jimmy Auvil who we nicknamed "TINY" because he was everything but "tiny"...BIG in heart and the will to play football and studies in a strange high school way over here in Louisiana.

Jimmy was the friend who only got upset on the football field or in defense of his girl friend! He left us after graduation for of all places.....the University of Alabama....which we knew(for he told us often about the place whether we wanted to hear or not LOL)he was headed to the sacred battle ground of THE COACH, COACH BRYANT....who we respected over here even though he beat the pants off of LSU many times....and had to hear from Jimmy all the play by play of the game, as though we did not see the game over here....we did!!!

Jimmy and I talked often, at least every couple of months since those days of ol LHS...forty five years ago....I was blessed to live and work in Montgomery for a year and a half and get to put faces with the names Jimmy and Susan had spoke to me thru the years on the phones and visits there and here.

I will miss my buddy with all my heart...but I know that I will see him again!!....and we will spend eternity together with our Lord Jesus Christ!! He was welcomed into Heaven with open arms and a shining love that we will see one day....and a few body blocks and arm punches from some of his football team-mates from good ol Leesville High School who had pre-ceeded him into our glorious eternity. Jimmy is only waiting patiently, as always, except when they pulled out in front of him driving...and the unknowing suspect got an earfull of blowing horns from his truck....but lovingly done so without hesitation! .....for the rest of us to show up in Heaven!

And, in case you can't tell...I am going to miss that "booger" and my phone calls from Alabama....telling me the play by play of the game with LSU and how I must have missed that touchdown that the Crimson Tide just put on the score board because I was "in the kitchen"....I love you Jimmy!...45 years now and counting.....Dickie Bailes Geaux Tigers!! Roll Tide Roll esp. over Auburn...and it hurts to capitalize that A for Auburn....agreed with Jimmy on that one..."How many national championships does the Crimson Tide own....and did someone say Auburn got one....did they now!?

Hope they don't say War Eagle in Heaven, becuz that will fire Jimmy up and then the discussion is on.....Love always Dickie Bailes

Ashton Blount

September 5, 2012


I visited your home several years ago. I stopped by to pick up Jimmy and we went on to Mobile for a meeting. My fond memory will be of playing golf with him on that trip. I have never played with anyone with a passion for the game like him. His back swing was something to behold, but he made the best of it. My prayers go out to you and your family. He will be sorely missed by all of us in the ANICO family.

Best regards,

Ashton Blount
Waynesboro, GA

Tommy & Colleen Campbell

September 5, 2012

Jimmy was first a very believing and devoted Christian. I have never saw or spoke with Jimmy, where as he always ask about my family. When I would ask about his wife and kids he had Great Love and respect for them. Heaven is a better place now that Jimmy is there. To the family you have memories of a Great man, you too have been blessed. We will be Praying for you all.

Ruth Martinez

September 5, 2012

I am very sad to hear about Mr. Auvil. Although I know he is in the arms of Jesus, those of us who knew him will greatly miss his presence. Although I didn't know him personally, whenever we would speak on the phone, he was always polite and funny. I would ask how he was and he would say - I'm blessed and highly favored. My prayers are with you all.

September 5, 2012

Susan, please accept Marilyn's and my deepest sympathy on your loss. We did so enjoy our convention with you and have thought very fondly of those days. May our faith sustain us and carry us forward until we meet again with Jimmy in that better place where he is now. Don and Marilyn Poppe

AL and Anita Dennis

September 4, 2012

Susan - Anita and I are very sorry to hear the news. You two were always the first we looked for on the trips. Jimmy was a great man and will be missed. Al Dennis

Joyce Roberts Lightfoot

September 4, 2012

Susan, I can tell from the other entries here that Jimmy was an amazing man. I wish I could have known him. You and your family are in my prayers.