April 27, 1943 –

November 17, 2022

Vernell (Buddy) Sims was welcomed into the world on April 27, 1943 by his loving parents, the late Emanuel Sims, Sr. and the late Gina Dasher Sims. He was born and raised in Charlton County, where he lived until his death.

Buddy was educated in the Charlton County public school system. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball and playing pool. He was a faithful member of Pinkey Chapel Methodist Church until our father called him home. Buddy loved his family and the Folkston community.

He was pursued in death by his parents, Emanuel Sims, Sr. and Gina Dasher Sims; one son, James Anthony Sims; one sister, Louise Sims; three brothers, Felton Sims, Rocksell Sims, Sr., and Emanuel Sims, Jr.; and a stepdaughter Betina Sims.

He is forever survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Eva E. Sims of Folkston; a daughter Amanda (Joe) High of Centerville, GA; five sons, Bernell Sims, Sr., Reggie Sims, Stanley (Lisa) Sims of Folkston, Tyrone (Thalassa) Edwards of San Antonio, TX and Frederick (Eva) Sims of Tampa, FL; a daughter-in-law Brenda Sims of Folkston; two sisters, Irene (Francisco) Settlers of Miami, FL and Mary Ann Nelson of Nahunta, GA; mother-in-law, Mary Smith Gibbs of Folkston; four brothers-in-law, Larry (Minerva) Smith, Sr. of Saint George, SC, Henry Lee (Artie) Smith, Sr. of Folkston, John Gilyard of Waycross, GA and Nathaniel (Athel) Austin, Sr. of Kingsland, GEORGIA ; six sisters-in-law, Cheryl Zow, Essie Sims, Betty Sims of Folkston, Kutana Sanders of Houston, TX, Catherine Adams of Akins, SC and Doris Sims of Yulee, FL; an aunt Doretha Dasher of Folkston; one goddaughter, Cammi McKinney of Orange Park, FL; 27 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no visit/wake-up call.

Funeral services will be Saturday November 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., Pinkney Chapel United Methodist Church, Hwy 301, Folkston. Burial at Traders Hill Cemetery.

Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Jesup, GA.

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