In memory of
Jimmy Revell Greensboro - James David "Jimmy" Revell was best known as a husband and father, teacher and farmer, hunter and fisher, believer and friend. He went to be with the lord on October 10th after a robust 85 years of life. He was married to Shirley Nelson Revell for 59 of those years and he leaves her and this world along with three children, John Revell, Jimmie Lynn Revell, and Tracey Smith. Jimmy Revell was a proud graduate of the University of Florida and a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He served with distinction in the United States Army and upon leaving the service became an educator with Gadsden County Schools. He went on to become the principal of Greensboro High School were he was a beloved teacher of agriculture to many generations of local students. He also founded the football program there which went on to win a state championship in 1975. Jimmy Revell spent his life as an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish the woods and waters of the rural Big bend area. He raised Champion beagle dogs and farmed his homestead in Greensboro for decades. Revell was a most proud grandfather to five young men, Jay, John Hilton, Blake, Hunter, and Slade. He cherished the many memories made with them and his entire family while hunting, fishing, working on projects, and enjoying big family gatherings. When James David Revell passed away, he did so in the arms of the family he loved. He left his family for a seat at the hand of the lord. His memory will live on in the hearts of his loved ones and his body will always lie close to the land he loved so much. Those seeking to visit with the family may do so at a visitation on Monday October 15th from 5-7pm at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. Funeral services will also be held the following day at 11am at the church. Jimmy Revell will be laid to rest at a family ceremony on his farm.
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