Graveside services for John E. Mims, Jr., 84, of Perry will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 3:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:30 until 2:30 pm.
John passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
A graduate from Georgia Tech in 1963, he was a SAC communications officer during the time he served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for IBM as a customer engineer for 35 years. He was a master craftsman of machine and woodworking and was a proud life member of the NRA. First and foremost, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Mims, Sr.; his mother, Mattie Musselwhite; and one sister, Rebecca Walker (Jerry).
Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn C. Mims of Perry; two sons, John E. Mims, III (Tammy) of Elko and Bill Mims (Traci) of Reynolds; one daughter, Ellen Shipman (Clint) of Byron; grandchildren, Dustin Mims (Shyanne) of Perry, Kasey Brock (Matt) of Elko, Matthew Mims of Elko, Jamie Bobbitt (Michael) of Americus, Brooke Childs (Owen) of Oglethorpe, B.J. Mims (Lindsey) of Perry, Jessie Mantooth of Byron, Evelyn Lairsey of Perry and Wyatt Shipman of Byron; great-grandchildren, M.J. Mims, Lucas Mims, Athena Godfrey, Charlotte Mims, Kenna Bobbitt, Delaney Childs, Emilia Mims and Jasper Mantooth; cousins that he considered siblings, Don Mims (Emily Ann) of Reynolds and MaryEllen Suprik of Maryland. He was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and close friends, too numerous to name.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Disabled Veterans at www.dav.org/spring, or PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250
You may sign the online guest register at www.mcleightonfuneralservice.com
McLeighton Funeral Service of Reynolds is in charge of arrangements.