Ward Allen Sims, Sr., 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital .  He was born May 2, 1926 in Shelbyville to Frank Sims and Beatrice Huntington Sims.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church .

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Friday, July 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am , Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Dreka Pentecostal Church with Rev. Kerry Green, Rev. Barry Rankin and Rev. DeWayne Sims officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County .

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Chris Vaughn, J.C. Cagle, Carl Davis Smith and Larry Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 Years, Lou Roderick Sims of Shelbyville

Allen Sims & wife Deborah of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Randy Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Bennie Sims & wife Barbara of Shelbyville

Daughter, Margie Estes & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister, Shirley Sutton & husband John of Jacksborough

Brother-in-Law, Earl Roderick of Houston

Sister-in-Law, Helen Roderick of Houston

Melody Vaughn & husband Chris of Shelbyville
Brent Sims & wife Melinda of Center
Dewayne Sims & wife Crystal of Woden
Jeremy Sims of Shelbyville
Jamie Dutton & wife Angie of Humble
Josh Dutton of Shelbyville
Rick Foehner & wife Kelly of Shelbyville
Scott Sims & wife Kaitlyn of Center
Elizabeth Harvey & husband Steven of Shelbyville
Gina Holly of California
Osha Meyers & husband Danny of Joaquin
Ashley Weir & husband John of Joaquin
Tiffany Estes of Joaquin
Andrea Estes of Joaquin

Special Grandchild, Brittany Lumus of Nacogdoches

Also numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Beatrice Sims
Son, Howard Sims
Brothers, Truman Sims & Frank Sims, Jr.
Sisters, Clausell Owens, Audie May, Nelva Stennett, Melba Shade and Blanche Sims

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