Paul Sims, father of Rev. Troy Sims, died on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Friendship United Methodist Church in Sherman, with family visitation beginning one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery at the conclusion of the service.
Please keep Troy and his family in your prayers during this time of loss.
Paul was born March 30, 1941, in Rockport, Illinois, to Emmit Paul and Irene Schlieper Sims. He attended Missouri State Teacher's College, and also graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He married Doris Bourgeois on May 28, 1961.
He transferred to Texas with Anderson-Clayton Foods, and later worked for Oscar Mayer, Libby- Owens-Ford, and eventually retired from International Paper. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Sherman. A lifetime guitarist and singer, he loved sharing his gift of music with family, friends, strangers and the church.
Survivors include his loving wife Doris; sons, Tony and wife Vivian, of Springfield, MO, and Troy and wife Sandra, of Suitland, MD; daughter, Tammie Sims, of Kansas City, KS; sister, Virginia Trusty, of Moberly, MO; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandchildren and nephews: Justin Sims, Dustin Turner, Timothy Hamel, Robin Sims, Seana Epley and Glen Bower. Honorary bearers are: Micah Sims, Isaiah Hamel, Noah Turner, Richard Ham, Kate Turner and Brittany Hamel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcomed to the Howe High School Band Boosters Club at 200 Ponderosa Rd. in Howe, TX (75459), or Friendship UMC Restoration Fund at 293 Friendship Rd. in Sherman, TX (75090).
Cards or notes may be sent to:
4262 Suitland Rd., #101
Suitland, MD 20746