Obituary: Carl A. Sims, Sr.Aug 8th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Carl A. Sims, Sr., of Madison, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 81 years, Elizabeth (Beth) V. Hunter Sims. He is survived by their six children: Guy M. Sims, Agnes S. (Page) Hite, Durlie S. Barati, Carl A. Sims, Jr., Hunter M. Sims and Howard R. (Tatiana) Sims, plus three grandchildren and a sister, Agnes S. Studstill.
Son of the late Guy M. and Clare M. Sims, he was born and reared in Madison as the youngest of five siblings. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Emory College in Atlanta, Ga. After working for Woolworth’s Central Office in Atlanta for several years, he returned to Madison to farm with his father, which he continued doing until his late 80s. He took an active part in the Madison community life, having served as president of the Madison County Farmers Cooperative for over a decade, winning the Corn Crop of the Year several years running. He and his family were named the Outstanding Farm Family of Madison County for the year 1988. He loved music and had a lovely baritone singing voice. He was avidly interested in reading, history and archaeology and enjoyed traveling in the US, having RVed to Alaska with his wife in the early 80s.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, followed by the service at 2 p.m. at the Chapel in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. (MCFEE), P.O. Box 181, Madison, FL 32341 or to the First United Methodist Church of Madison.