He was born on March 11, 1931, the son of the late John Arthur and Bulah Shepherd Timms.
Rev. Timms was a retired Church of God minister. He began his work life at Echota Cotton Mills, and then served as pastor of many churches, including Adairsville Church of God in 1957; Columbus in 1966; Cedartown in 1966; Macon in 1976; LaFayette in 1977; College Street Church of God in Calhoun in 1987 and Riverside Church of God in Atlanta in 1989. He retired in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lorene Hamrick Timms and two brothers, Herbert Timms and Herman Timms.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Connie Timms of Cedartown; daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Tony Snider of Rock Spring; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Linda Timms of Resaca and Aaron and Carlotta Timms of Calhoun; sisters, Betty Burton and her husband Charlie of Calhoun, Lucille Hall of Calhoun, Mary Jones and her husband Moody of Calhoun, Hazel Burnette and her husband Eddie of Fayetteville and Margie Dutton and her husband Kenneth of Calhoun and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Timms of Ranger. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon from the College Street Church of God in Calhoun with Ministers Delton Harne, Ed Pasley, and Jeremy Singletary officiating.
Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Cedartown, with Jerald Eaves conducting the committal service.
Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com.
The Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home made the local announcement.