Joe Allen Sims, Sr. – Obituary

By  | August 12, 2017 | Filed under: Limestone Chapel, Obituaries

Joe Allen Sims, Sr., age 88 of Athens, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Sims was born October 27, 1928 in Red Bay, AL to Jessie Leonard and Clemmie Whitfield Sims.

Graveside services will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:30 p.m., at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery 142 Co. Rd. 265 Burnsville, MS 38833 with Bro. Fred Leonard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Mr. Sims was retired from Alabama State Health Department with over 20 years service and with Brown Engineering for 10 years. He was a graduate from Mississippi State. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his biggest joy was his family, especially grandkids and great-grandkids.

Preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Clemmie Sims; four brothers, J.L., Robert, Tommy and Jack Sims.

Survived by four children, Chip Sims and wife, Becca, Lenny Sims and wife, Julia Cindy Baker and husband, Neal, Johanna St.Amant and husband, Heath; seven grandchildren, Ryan Baker and wife, Brooke, Brent Baker and wife Rachel, Ross Sims, J.D. Sims, Dougless St.Amant, Shaw St.Amant and Rhys St.Amant; three great-grandchildren, Piper Baker, Tilly Baker and Norah Baker; one brother, Billy Sims; one sister, Sammie Gill; special friend, Benita Ulrich.

Pallbearers will be sons, Chip Sims and Lenny Sims; grandsons, Ryan Baker, Brent Baker, Ross Sims, J.D. Sims and Shaw ST.Amant.

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