Leo Douglas “Doug” Mims, born Oct. 25, 1937 in Echo AL, resided in Tucker Ga for 40 years, passed away May 14, 2014 after a battle with Cancer. Doug Mims never met a stranger. After nearly 33 years driving a truck he was elected vice president of the local union, and then on to the vice presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for 9 years until retirement in 1999. Doug became a member of the Shriners in the spring 1974 in Columbia, SC. Then he became a member of Riverdale Lodge 709, Riverdale, GA in 2007. He served as Treasurer of South Fulton Shrine Club for 5 years and was a Thousandaire and Executive aide for his tenure. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce Mims of 56 years, daughter Darinna Francis of Tucker GA, her husband Carl and their children Derek and Amanda, and great grandchild Kaidyn. Also their son Stephen of Madison, GA, his wife Naomi, and their children Candace and Thomas. Brother Cooper Mims and his wife Ruby of Kinsey AL. Sisters Lorraine Cole of Cary IL and Evelyn Loftin of Ozark AL. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather he was a wonderful man whose potential was barely tapped. All who knew him will have a hole in their heart forever more. Rest in peace “Green man” We Love You! Visitation will be held Friday May 16, 2014 from 2:00-4:00pm and again at 6:00-8:00pm at Wages Funeral Home 1040 Main St. Stone Mountain, GA 30086. 770-469-9811 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Yaarab Shrine Hospital Fund. 400 Ponce De Leon Ave, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308

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  1. Steve and family: We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.

    Joe & Debby Reeves (Roadway)
    Duluth, GA

  2. I will miss your laughter and fun personality Uncle Doug. You are an exceptional man who demonstrated care, concern, and affectionate acceptance, to all around you, and whom I will not soon forget.

    Your nephew,

  3. Uncle Doug, I have only been a part of your family for a short time, but I will be forever grateful for every moment! You are a precious, special man. Brian and I love you, and will miss you tremendously.

  4. My Uncle Douglas was a really special guy. Never met a stranger in his life and treated everybody like his best friend. I love him and will miss him every day.

  5. Rest In Peace Brother Doug Mims.

    We never would have had what we do have, if not for dedicated Teamsters Like you!

  6. RIP Doug, You were a friend to me. My condolences to his family, and all who grieve his passing.
    Tc. Yellow Retiree.

  7. Good by my friend RIP. He was the entertainer for all of us at some time in his life. You will be missed by all.

  8. My condolences to your family Doug. I know you will be missed greatly. Thank you for the friendship and support all of these years. You have been dedicated and helped many over the years. Rest in peace.

  9. Joyce my thoughts are with you. Doug was a personal force for good, and left the world a better place.

  10. Just learned of Doug’s passing moments ago. Aa a fellow Master Mason, member of Yaarab Shrine Temple and Teamster brother, I want to express my sincere condolence to Doug’s family and closest friends. Masonry extends above any political affiliation knowing no bounds. Doug spoke his mind and showed courage time and again. He was a brother that will surely be missed.

    Mike Drummond
    Past Master Hapeville Masonic Lodge 590.
    UPS Teamster

  11. A very best friend for many years. You were loved by our family and will be missed. Cannot believe we will never again be able to laugh about the firewood steal. Our love for you and your family has no bounds. God bless you and all who love you. Our lives were enriched by your friendship. We will miss you. Hope we will be with your family soon.

  12. He was an awesome grandfather that I’ll never forget. He has taught me and Thomas so much through our whole lives. I’ll never forget the wisdom who has given me and all the mischief n fun we have had together. I love you poppi! We will miss u dearly!♥

  13. Joyce, I’m so sorry for your loss. You both were always such assets for the community and a treasure to anyone that knew you. I’m glad to hear you have so many grandchildren to keep you occupied and fill your heart.

  14. I just found out today Doug I’m so sorry and I’ll miss you forever. You don’t know how big of a difference you made in my life I love you like a dad. This has really broke my heart.R.I.P

  15. I have looked for douglas for 2 yrs. So so sorry to find him here I am his cousin from henry, co, al. My memories are so good and strong for he and cooper and dearly loved aunt lessie my sorrow is very strong God Speed to all .

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