Willie Ray Sims Sr., of Pine Ridge Road, Williamsburg, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baptist Health Corbin. He was 68 years, 1 month and 17 days of age. He was born on Oct. 14, 1945, in Harrisburg, Ark., to the late Louis Sims and Stella Gilbert Sims. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Willie Ray Sims Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Sims, of Williamsburg; four sons, James Sims, of Corbin, Darian Sims and Bobby Sims, both of California, and Kevin Sims and Cody Sims, both of Williamsburg; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemary Moore and Judy O’Neil, both of California; two brothers, Donald Sims, of California, and Bill Sims, of New Mexico; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, is in charge of the arrangements, Andy Croley and Jerry Croley, directors.