Donald Comer III

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Donald Comer III

James McDonald "Donald" Comer III (born June 23, 1938 in New York, New York; died March 30, 2015 in Birmingham) was the CEO of Avondale Mills.

Comer was the son of Donald Comer Jr and the former Isabel Bibb Anderson. He graduated from the University of Alabama and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1964. He married Jane Stephens, daughter of Elton B. Stephens, and began his career with Cowikee Mills in Eufaula. Aafter its merger with the family-owned Avondale Mills, Comer served as CEO.

Comer was appointed chair of the first Alabama Ethics Commission. He also founded the mineral exploration firm Aurizon Inc.

Comer designed the logo for the Sylacauga Council on Arts and Humanities, founded by his mother.

Comer died in 2015 and was survived by his second wife, Marie, three children, and six grandchildren. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery.