27 April 1943 – 

17 November 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 remained living until his passing.

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

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

He leaves to forever mourn his loving 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) Colons of Miami, FL and Mary Ann Nelson of Nahunta, GA; mother-in-law, Mary Smith Gibbs of Folkston; four brother in-laws, 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, GA; six sister in-laws, 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; a goddaughter, Cammi McKinney of Orange Park, FL; 27 grandchildren; a host of great- grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

There will not be a visitation/wake.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2:00 Pinkney Chapel United Methodist Church, Hwy 301, Folkston. Interment in Traders Hill Cemetery.

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

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