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Jeffery “Buddy” Wimberly

Jeffery “Buddy” Wimberly, 63, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside funeral service will be held at Blackjack Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Griffin officiating. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.  Memorial donations may be made to Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2753 Old Whigham Road, Bainbridge, Ga. 39817.

Jeffery “Buddy” Wimberly was born February 14, 1957 in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Lawson Wimberly and Louise Rivers Wimberly.  Buddy was an all-around outgoing person and never met a stranger. He could talk the day away with anyone and everyone.  Buddy lived life to the fullest with a smile on his face and never, ever had a bad day.  He worked for The City of Bainbridge as a Street Superintendent for many years and absolutely enjoyed his job.  Buddy’s family meant the world to him. He married Dorothy on October 26, 1985 and they spent 34 wonderful years together.  He spent all the time he could with his son, his grandchildren, and his “furry” children.  If anyone knew Buddy, they know that he loved fast cars.  From tinkering around on an old hot rod to burnin’ rubber in a drag race, he was in heaven.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dorothy Wimberly; his son, Clay Wimberly & Ashley, of Bainbridge; his siblings, Lawson “Boy” Wimberly, Rosemary Powell, and Ann Castles, all of Bainbridge; his grandchildren, Brooke, Alyssa, and Jacob; and his furry companions, Chopper, Rascal, Chevy, and Cody. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sisters, Martha Love and Carol Sue Wimberly.