Roy Erskin Mims
January 11, 2015
Funeral for Roy Erskin Mims, 78, of Moulton will be Thur., Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jack Bailey, Tony Smitherman and Dr. Lee Hartsell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
A graveside service will be in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Visitation will be Wed. (today), Jan. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Mims died Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1936, in Chilton County to Ocie Mims and Inez Mims. He was saved and attended Danville Baptist Church. He was best known for the Dari Delite Restaurant and his famous chicken fingers. He taught school at Jemison for 12 years, where he coached basketball and football. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golf and was a member of Burningtree Country Club. In his early days, he and his father raised produce and he was always a worker. He was a registered Brangus Cattle farmer. He was preceded in death by a son, Todd Allan Mims; a sister, Mary Mims; two nephews, Don and Frankie Mims; and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Mims of Moulton; two sons, Kyle Dewayne Mims of Clanton and Camron Tye Mims of Hartselle; three daughters, Rhonda Scott of Boca Raton, Fla., Traci Patrick of Clarksville, Tenn. and Regina Tetreault of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two sisters, Ruby Dean Driver of Clanton and Betty Gorrie of Biloxi, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Camron Mims, Kyle Mims, Casey Mims, Brandon Mims, Keith Driver, Jeremy Tetreault and Scott Coffman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hartselle Animal Shelter and Alzheimer’s research.