Thomas H. "Tommy" Mims, Sr.
Mr. Thomas H. "Tommy" Mims, Sr., 63, of Hattiesburg, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Forrest General Hospital. Services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Dixie Baptist Church followed by burial in Clark Family Cemetery conducted by the Son's of the Confederacy. Mr. Mims was a member of Dixie Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of IBEW Local 903. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge #599. He was a member of the Son's of the Confederate Veterans, 7th Mississippi Infantry Battalion. He was a long time employee of the Forrest County Schools. He was preceded in death by daughter, Shannia Mims; his mother, Helen Mims; and his mother-in-law Bea Leffler. He is survived by his wife, Karen Mims of Hattiesburg; four sons, Chance Mims; Tommy (Jennifer) Mims, Jr.; Kyle (Ashleigh) Mims; Rory (Kellie) Mims, all of Hattiesburg; his father, Ance Mims of Hattiesburg; a sister, Debbie (Richard) Thompson of Hattiesburg; Brother-in-law, Rudy (Terrie) Leffler of Hattiesburg; a sister-in-law, Angela (David) Ludlam of Senatobia MS; a father-in-law, Rev. Ray Leffler of Hattiesburg ;thirteen grandchildren, Taylor McKenzie, Tyler McKenzie, Fisher Mims, Laikyn Mims, Peyton Mims, Troy Mims, Parker Mims, Cooper Mims, Spencer Martin, Kaitlyn Odom, Keegan Odom, Kaden Barefoot, and Tanner Beck. Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2013 at Dixie Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Arrangements are being made at Trustmark National Bank for a scholarship in honor of Tommy Mims.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Mar. 18, 2013