Vladimir V. Marinov

February 4, 1979October 12, 2020

Vladimir Vladimirov Marinov, age 41, passed away on October 12, 2020. He met the love of his life, BJ Parsons 19 years ago. He was born on February 4, 1979 to Maiya and Vladimir Marinov in Oryahovo, Bulgaria. He was employed with Royal Furniture here in Birmingham, Al. Vladimir was one of the kindest and most hard-working men one could ever meet. His sense of humor, love for family and friends, ingenuity for fixing things will always be remembered. He was an avid fisherman, a mean grill master, and made the best beef tripe soup (shkembe) in all of Alabama! The memories of Vladimir will always be held close by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, BJ Parsons; his parents, Maiya and Vladimir Marinov; sisters, Iliana Ilieva and Vera Marinova; nieces and nephews, Denissa, Teodor, Vesel, Katerina, Vladimir, Maiya, Devin, Mitchell, and Samantha. Visitation will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home.


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Mark Adams

October 17, 2020

Vlady, my friend, my brother. To this day I answer the phone most times how you would. I try to memic your accent “ayyy man” I will never perfect it but I always strive to be half the man you were. You taught me so many things about moving, humor, people, life and spontaneous adventure. You never ceased to want to help others including me. Countless hours underneath my truck, your bronco and anyone else’s vehicle that needed repairs. I remember the first time we took you off roading in your bronco. For the first time I was able to teach you about something except I forgot to mention that when you get back on pavement your tires will be coated in mud and be slick. Well you learned that quickly when you hit the throttle and went sideways into the guardrail on a bridge. Man I felt so bad but you laughed about it. Another one of a million things that you were so good about that I would envy is your ability to remember peoples names. And that is a reflection of your huge heart towards people and when you care about people you remember their names. There is not a single name that you wouldn’t remember. Including my family That you had only met once or twice. That always meant so much to me when you would say “how is Phillip” or “how is Stephen”. I am being limited to only so many words on here so I look forward to sharing more memories of you with the hundreds of others you impacted.

Vlad, I still have not accepted this tragedy and I don’t know if I ever will, I can’t wait to see you again brother. I love you man.

Michael Galloway

October 17, 2020

Vlad has been my best friend for 15 years! He has been such a good friend and was there for me when no one else was. He was loved by everyone he met! And saw the good in everyone! Vlad was the man you met the first day. And the second day, he calling you on the phone. And you would be talking with him for an hour. He was funny, hard working, and had a very caring heart! He shined so bright! And I just miss him so much! All I can say is "I love you. Thank you for being such a good friend. You will always be missed!"

Michael Galloway

October 17, 2020

Vlad has been my best friend for 15 years! He was there for me when no one else was! When you met Vlad the first day. The second day he was calling you, and you would be on the phone with him for an hour. He was loved by every one he met. He saw the good in everyone. And didn't judge you for past mistakes. He was so funny, hard working, and had a very caring heart. He was so beautiful in so many ways! I miss him so much. All I can say is "I love you, and thank you for being such a good friend! You will always be missed!"

Chris Miller

October 16, 2020

I met Vlad when I first moved to Alabama back in 2000. We immediately became friends and have remained so for 20 years. He was a great friend, and I will miss him deeply. May you rest in peace, my brother! I'll see you on the other side.....

Victor Argumedo

October 16, 2020

Just a thought to a departing brother:
“We did not meet you, but we are sure you
we’re a reflection of your Dad : Honest and Hard working. You and family contributed a lot to this Country, now our Country.
May you Rest In Peace. God Bless you and your family”
Victor, Olinda

Titus Battle

October 16, 2020

So sorry you are having a funeral. You are a Good & Beautiful-Soul...Enjoy Heaven and Keep in touch with us somehow. You will be missed as a Human. I Love You and My Condolences to the Loved ones you leave behind, most importantly, your Family...I promise to be a Friend to them all even more than I have when you where here...Well, I Love You and Fare-Ye-Well...Enjoy Heaven...Peace...

Brent Cameron

October 15, 2020

Vlad was a guy that genuinely cared about people beyond himself. You don't see that all that much these days. I met Vlad when I was probably 15 years old. I didn't know what to make of him at the time, other than the fact that he hung around Mark Sullens quite a bit.

About 7 or 8 years later, I graduated from college, and needed a job.

Mark Adams introduced me to the Road Runner gang. Lance, Brandon Pair, Jim. Vlad was always patient with me in teaching me the moving business. He was a master at what he did. Despite the Bulgarian accent, Vlad was always a people person, good with the customers. He loved to get to know the customers, especially if they had dogs. Vlad loved dogs.

I was laid off from a job I'd held for 4 years in spring of 2019. I contacted Vlad in desperate need of work, and be had me a paying job with him and Mark Sullens 2 days later.

I love Vlad. He never shyed away from being a good friend, regardless of what kind of friend you had been to him.

Rest in peace, brother. I'll see you on down the road. And I'll say it one time, for you, man. WAR EAGLE!


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