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“Buddy was a good man, i thought the world of him, next my deddy, he was one of my favorite men.. he will be so missed, especially when I need some...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Stacey Crowe Sprayberry

“Sorry for ur loss sims family buddy was a great man and will be very missed. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kimberly Hicks - Hull, GA

“So sorry to hear of Buddy's passing . We worked across from each other for years - Pruett Oul Company. He'll be missed . ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Leeon Pruett - Winder - Friend

“so sorry to hear about buddy passing away may god be with the family during this time of sorrow. Buddy will be greatly missed and he was a great man...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Rachel Clem - winder, GA - Friend

“i am so sorry for your loss of a really good man i have known him for a very long time and has always helped me whenever i needed help. may God bless...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: brenda lee - winder, GA - Friend

“Buddy was a life long friend of my family and I will miss him and his jokes and laughter he always had, May God Bless his family in this time of...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Dwight Helton - Statham, GA

“Im so sorry about this Buddy was a good man he always done good by my i had known him for quite awhile ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Loyd Culver - Winder - Friend

“Please accept mine, and my family's condolences. Buddy was always very nice every time I needed his services at, Buddy's Tires. I was traveling...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Bray - AUBURN, GA - Friend

“Buddy, was a life long Friend of the Canup Family. My Dad (James Canup) took me to Buddy's tire for my first set of tires at 16 years of age. I grew...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Brent Canup - Athens, GA - Friend

“So sad to hear of my cousin's sudden passing. Our love and sympathy to his children and grandchildren. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Phyllis Shockley - Madison, GA

“So sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. He was my daddy's friend and I know they're reunited in heaven! He will be missed! ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dana Waldrop - Winder, GA

“Buddy and I have been friends for many years. He was a "one of a kind" special person. He cared about others, helped many and always had that...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Ann Hall - Winder, GA - Friend

“He surely gonna be missed. Was the nicest man i ever met. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila Stovall - Hoschton, GA

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Buddy. He was my customer for over 30 years. He was a good friend and would do anything for me. He will be...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Robert White - Lawrenceville, GA

“Danny I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad! Keeping you and your family in our prayers! ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Joe & Mary Collins - Monroe, GA

“I am so sorry for your loss of Buddy. I have known Buddy most of my life. My late husband, Ronald Ellington, was extremely close friends with Buddy...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Ellington - WINDER, GA

“Buddy was committed to the community in his service as a firefighter, a councilman and a businessman. I did business with him at the tire store and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: LeAnne Akin Akin - Winder, GA

“Prayers and condolences to your family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn Rollins - Panama city beach, FL


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Mr. Gerald R. "Buddy" Sims age 77, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 3, 2018. A Native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son of the late H. F. "Red" and Madeline Dunagan Sims. Buddy was preceded by a sister, Pat Sims. He served twenty-five years combined with the Winder Fire Department and the Bethlehem Fire Department. Buddy served on The Winder City Council and owned and operated Buddy's Tire Service of Winder for forty-five years.

Surviving are Son, Danny Sims of Winder, Georgia, Daughter and Son-in-law, Robin and Steve Hetherington of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Grandchildren, Zach, Noah and Chloe Hetherington of Lawrenceville, Georgia A. J. and Conner Sims of Winder, Georgia Brother and Sister-in-law, Phil and Jackie Sims of Winder, Georgia.

The Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 P. M. from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Hal Tapp officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.