Wesley Leon Mims

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Wesley Leon Mims

June 30, 1929 - December 02, 2018

Wesley Leon Mims MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Wesley Leon Mims, 89, of Moultrie, died peacefully with his family around him on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, GA.
A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Grantham and the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Private burial will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
Born 30 June 1929 in Colquitt County, he was the youngest son of Charlie Guyton Mims and Ella Horne Mims. He worked in the ladies shoe department at Friedlanders Department Store while a student at Colquitt County High School, later becoming manager of the department after graduation. He worked two years at Hawthorne School of Aeronautics as an aircraft mechanic and saw President Eisenhower's plane land twice when he came to quail hunt near Thomasville. He joined Sherwin Williams Paint Store as credit manager when the store opened here in 1962 and worked there until he opened Mims Paint Center on First Street SE in the spring of 1976. He moved his business to the present location on First Avenue SE in 1983 with his older son, James Steven Mims, joining the business after his graduation from the University of Georgia. He retired in 1994, leaving his son as owner-manager of the business he had built. He made many friends during the years, believing that customers did him a favor by entering his store. His family remembers that he was talented working with his hands as he crafted many woodworking items for family and friends. He cared for the tools in his shop and was able to repair many objects and machines. He often volunteered at the local food bank. He was an active member of Tyson United Methodist Church, serving as president of their senior adult group. He later transferred to First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Pacesetters. He also was a member of the Keenagers, senior adults at First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul Guyton Mims, sister Kathleen Mims Willis, half-brother Edward Daniel Horne and great-grandson Gabriel Benjamin Mims.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years Dorothy Gaines Mims of Moultrie; sons, James Steven Mims and Marsha Mercer Mims of Moultrie, David Wesley Mims of Moultrie; grandchildren, Heath Mercer Mims, Jameson Colt Mims, Wesley (Wes) Ryan Mims and Lesley Ann, Scott Davison Mims, Conner Grant Mims; great-grandchildren, Ryder Weston Mims, Bella Kate Mims, Talyn Reid Mims, Charlott Rose Mims and Slayde Ryan Mims.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on December 3, 2018
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