He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and adopted by Ralph and Donna Sims before moving to Johnson City in 1964.
He served in the Army from 1984 to 1989, and then the National Guard until1994. Most recently he was employed by the Veteran’s Administrati
He will be remembered by all that came in touch with him. He wasn’t quiet and never knew a stranger. He would give you the shirt off his back, but loved to give you a hard time. Those that knew him learned quickly not to mention anything that had to be done—unless you were ready to do it now.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Sims.
He is survived by loving son, Caleb Sims; his mother, Donna Sims; his sister, Sue and husband Greg Seaver; nephew, Justin Keebler and niece Brianna Keebler; his brother Chuck Pfeifer and nephews Cody and Charlie Pheifer from Wasilla, Alaska; the mother of Caleb, Lisa Sims; his Uncle Larry Auerswald; his Aunt Willa and his Aunt Margaret; and many cousins.
He was of the Christian Faith.
A private service was held for the family on a previous date at Mountain Home, TN.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the Sims family. (928-6111)