Warren Sims, Jr. ’51

Warren Sims, Jr. ’51 of Cartersville, Ga., died December 26, 2005. He was an organizational founder of Shaw Industries, having joined the carpet industry from the banking business at First National Bank of Dalton. He was an Eagle Boy Scout and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the Korean Conflict, and awarded the Bronze Star for his service as an expert in Chinese Order of Battle. He was a lifelong Presbyterian, serving the Dalton church well. The Sims family moved to Cartersville in 1965. Mr. Sims began his long career as a vice president of the newly established Shaw Industries. He served Shaw Industries in Dalton from 1972 until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed golf, travel, and faithfully leading his church and family. Survivors include his wife, Anne Jones Sims, 7 Walnut Dr. Cartersville, Ga. 30120; and children; Mary Ellen Gurley, Warren III and Rhoda Sims, of Dalton, Ga.; Lee Sims, of Dewey, Ariz., and Robert Sims, of Cartersville. Grandchildren are Anne Gurley and John Gurley, Jr., Vivian Sims and Jarvis Sims, Erin and Elise Sims. A sister, Mary Gene Dykes, of Dalton and niece and nephews also survive.