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A celebration of William L. "Bill" Mims' life will be 10 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2016, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in p.m. Graveside service to follow in Jarratt Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 29th from 6-8 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper
Bill, age 85, died September 27, 2016 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Born in Jacksonville, TX and a former longtime resident of Navasota, TX, He had lived the past 26 years in Jasper. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Bill was a Baptist Minister since April 4, 1964. Bill loved to preach and serve the Lord. He was also a longtime building contractor, building numerous church facilities in Texas. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill was dedicated and devoted to his wife of 46 years, Grace, who predeceased him in 2015.
He is survived by sons, Paul Scott Mims of Jacksonville, Michael Wayne Mims of Jacksonville, Dean Erwin Renfro & wife Lavonne of Conroe, and Larry Wayne Renfro & wife Patty of Jacksonville; daughter, Rhonda Davis & husband Ron of Jacksonville, as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Mims; and sisters, Francis McMahon, Catherine Singletary, Willie Mae Pierce, and Dorothy Simmons.
The family wishes to express thanks for a special Brother in Christ in Eddie Hopkins.
Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer Association at P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.
Published on September 28, 2016
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