William Sims Jr.

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Mr. William “Billy” Sims Jr., 81, passed away on Sat., Dec. 4, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.

He has been a lifelong resident of McDavid, Fla.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Thomas “Buck” (Annie Lou “Booboo”) Sims; wife, Dorothy Sims; and daughter in law, Kim Sims.

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He is survived by his four sons, Wayne (Deborah) Sims, of Century, Fla., Greg (Jessica) Sims, of Bratt, Fla., Josh (Karen) Sims, of Atmore and Wes (Kelly) Sims, of Century; one daughter, Tina (Greg) Therrell, of McDavid; two brothers, Eugene (Carol) Sims, of Pace, Fla. and Ronnie Sims, of Century; 22 grandchildren, Travis, Zachary, Hollie, Seth, Jeremy, Haley, Dak, Jake, Kameron, Courtney, Ashton, Kelsey, Nathan, Caleb, Sallie, Will, John, Lane, Laurel, Layton, Lawyer and Landry; 28 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held today, Tues., Dec. 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home LLC with the Rev. Glenn Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at Crary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Griffis, Travis Sims, Zachary Sims, Dak Sims, Will Eubanks and Lane Sims.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darryl Fore, Winston Brown, Bernard Conway, Melvin Johnson, Paul Walston, Richard Nisewonger and Jerry Wiggins.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.