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Mr. William A. Sims, Sr., 79

Mr. William A. Sims, Sr. was born on March 12, 1938 in Brooks County, Georgia to Oscar Sims, Sr. and Annie Lucille Brown Sims. He graduated from Brooks County High School. In 1959, he decided to serve his country and enlisted into the United States Army. He served proudly for twenty plus years and retired with honors.  After retiring from the military, he was employed by Purdue Chicken Company.

After living in Dover, Delaware for many years, he returned home to Quitman, Georgia. He remained there until his passing from this earthly life on April 17, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Oscar Sims, Jr. and Leroy Sims.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his children, Wilda S. Lesure, Cynthia Lamons, Sylvia Sims, Williams Sims, Jr. and Patrice Mapp; his siblings, James Simms, Catherine Scott, Alice Coleman, Norman Sims, Sr. (Elvira) and Terrance Sims, Sr. (Maxine); sister-in-law, Sonja Sims; a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Graham Chapel CME Church in Quitman with Pastor T. Bradswell officiating. Full military burial followed in the North End Cemetery in Quitman. Condolences may be made by visiting stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the Sims family. Uncle Will you will be missed soldier
    ~ Albert Coleman   Cambridge, MA