McDonough, GA Charles Edwin Sims, age 89, of McDonough, died Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was born in McDonough, Georgia to the late James Melvin Sims and Bessie Mae Sims. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Sims; sister, Margie Mason; and brother, James Sims.
Charles served his country in the United States Army during the Korean war. He married Jo Ann Wilkerson Sims in 1957 and they were married for 46 years until her death in 2003. He loved playing baseball and softball, farming and watching his grandchildren play sports. Charles retired from Snapper Power Equipment after 34 years and during his retirement he enjoyed working at Harding Plumbing.
Mr. Sims is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Tommy) Woodall of McDonough GA, son, Chuck
(Carla) Sims of McDonough GA; brother, Warren (Mary) Sims of McDonough GA; sister-in-law, Ellen Sims; grandchildren, Bobby (Amber) Woodall, Libby Woodall, Chad, Will and Colson Sims; great-grandchild, Hudson Cain; and his special caregiver, Sussie Bishop as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Sharon Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 1:00 pm with Rev. Gary Lewis and Rev. Jeff Ayers officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Sharon Baptist Church Joy Ministry, they can be mailed to the church at 536 N. Ola Road, McDonough GA 30252. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.