Kenneth "Kent" Oscar Mims Jr., 72, beloved husband of 50 years to Brenda Prescott Mims, died on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Born on May 11, 1948, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Kenneth Oscar Mims Sr. and Evelyn Campbell Mims. Mr. Mims was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter, where he served as an elder and deacon. He was the former co-owner of Cities Supply Company, was currently employed with the City of Sumter and was the vice president of Nu-Idea School Supply. In addition, he previously served on the Sumter Planning Commission. Mr. Mims enjoyed meaningful fellowship with his golf group and loved traveling and cruising with his wife, Brenda. He was an avid Gamecock fan and had been a member of the Gamecock Club for many years. Mr. Mims will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, Brenda, of Sumter, he is survived by one son, Kenneth Wilson Mims and his wife, Mary Beth, of Sumter; two daughters, Natalie Mims Coker and her husband, Cary, of Sumter, and Ashley Mims Dumont and her husband, Guillaume, of Columbia; 11 grandchildren, Gracyn, Anna Kate, Ellis and Riley Coker, Logan, Wilson and Mary Evans Mims, and Tolson, Mary Mims, McCabe and Beau Dumont; one brother, Stephen Campbell Mims Sr. and his wife, Jean, of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Sandy Mims of Chapin; and an aunt and uncle, Ann and Harold Folk, and their daughter, Carol Foster, of Newberry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Connor Mims Sr.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Nick Cheek officiating and Gifford Shaw delivering the eulogy.

Pallbearers will be David Brown, Pete Flanagan, Danny Ford, Chal Glenn, Cam Harvin, Dan Lyles, Mike Nimmich, Charles Stafford and Les Thompson.

An outdoor visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Natalie and Cary Coker.

The family requests that those in attendance of the services please practice social distancing and wear a mask.

The graveside service will be livestreamed and be viewed by clicking on the obituary page for Mr. Mims at

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.