The Union Recorder

October 22, 2013

Carol Sirmans Sr. obit, Oct. 22, 2013

Carol Sirmans Sr. obit


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Carol Sirmans Sr., fondly known by his family as “Daddy Carol”, 83, of Milledgeville died Saturday, Oct. 19 in Coliseum Hospital in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with burial to follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens.

Carol was born in Lanier County, Lakeland, Ga., on July 27, 1930. He was the son of Marvin and Orlie Fort Sirmans.

After graduating from high school, Carol served two years as an infantry instructor in the U.S. Army. After serving his country, he finished his education at the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in poultry science and education.

After marrying Carole Ann Smith of Alpharetta, Ga., on Dec. 27, 1953, he became the county extension agent for Baldwin County. He remained county agent until his retirement in 1987.

Carol was a Master 4-Her. He and his wife, Carole, started the “Browns Crossing Craftsman Fair” in 1970. They hosted this event until its closing in 1999.

He was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he served as lay leader, Sunday school teacher and wherever he was needed. He loved gardening, cooking, playing tennis, making pottery and teaching Sunday school.

Carol was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bernice A. Price.  

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Carole Sirmans; his sons, Carol Sirmans Jr. and his wife, Marty; Michael Sirmans; and Glynn R. Sirmans and his wife, Sandy, all of Milledgeville; his grandchildren, Tiffany S. Ulrich (Bryan), Phillip C. Sirmans, Megan S. Zimmermann (Kris), Amber Beth Sirmans, and John Michael Sirmans; great-grandchildren, Avery, Cambree, Canyon, and Kolin; one sister, Freda Denzer (L.A.) of Valdosta; many nieces and nephews; many loving caregivers, especially Amanda and Blake.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorial be made to Pleasant Grove UMC, 701 Browns Crossing Road, Milledgeville or another charity of your choice.

Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.