Huntsville has lost one of its longtime public servants in Dr. Jimmy Wall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. He was a member of the Huntsville City Council for more than two decades and served the city in numerous other capacities as well.
The City of Huntsville remembers Wall as a dedicated public servant in addition to a generous citizen of the Rocket City.
Huntsville will miss Dr. Jimmy Wall
Wall graduated from Huntsville High School and the University of Alabama, and earned his DDS degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham where he taught at the dental school for many years.
Wall was instrumental in opening the Community Free Dental Clinic, where he donated his services even after retirement. Wall contributed more than $348,000 worth of free dental care to the clinic, where he volunteered at least twice a week for more than a decade.
Wall also lent his talents to the Navy and Marine Corp Reserve Center from 2006 until 2010, performing dental exams on sailors and marines in preparation for readiness training or deployment.
His civic involvements also included:
- 6 terms on the Huntsville City Council
- 24 years on the Huntsville Utilities Gas & Water boards
- An active member of First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon
Remembering Dr. Wall
Mayor Tommy Battle said he considers himself fortunate to have served on the City Council with Dr. Wall in the 1980s, remembering him as a “strong advocate for the betterment of Huntsville.”
Visitation will be Friday, August 4, from 5-7PM at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2PM Saturday, August 5, in Maple Hill Cemetery.