JOHNSON CITY - Mr. Larry “Gordon” Sims, age 78, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Mr. Sims was born in Knoxville TN, to the late Fred H. and Maurine Henry Sims. He was also preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his sons, Arlene Harris Sims, and his brother John Sims.
Gordon was a member of First Christian Church of Johnson City and the Bridge Builders Sunday School Class. Previously he had been a member of Central Baptist Church of Johnson City for 46 years. He was also a member of the United Emmaus Community.
Gordon served his country in the U.S. Army, was a graduate of Steed College, and retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a Systems Analyst.
Gordon loved spending winters in Florida, fishing, golfing, telling a good tale, playing cards with his family and friends and he enjoyed serving others.
Survivors include his wife Teresa Broyles Sims, sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Missy Sims, John and Belinda Sims; step-children, Allen and Myria Weems and Keri Masters; grandchildren, Patrick Sims, Ashton Sims and their mother Vanessa Sims, Haley Sims, Logan Sims, Jack Sims, Caroline Sims, Alyssa Weems, Alex Weems, Andrew Weems, Hunter Masters and Chandler Masters; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charlotte Sims, Reta and Tom Kinley, Roger and Vickey Broyles, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Sims will be Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Elliott officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the service.
Graveside services will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10:00 AM at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith Lyle, Whitney Riddle, David Calhoun, Tim Harris, Roger Broyles, and Tom Kinley.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief, 6434 John Hagar RD Mt Juliet TN 37122. The family would like to thank all the critical care team members at Johnson City Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital for their special care provided.
Condolences may be made online to the Sims family at www.dillow-taylor.com
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services 423-753-3821