CUNNINGHAM — Howard Sims, 86, of Cunningham, passed away at 7:19 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Sims was born September 1, 1926, in Kirbyton, to the late Will C. and Geraldine Maxon Sims. Mr. Sims was retired from TVA Shawnee Steam Plant after 30 years. He also was a disabled veteran from World War II, in which he was corporal for the Army medical unit. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Cunningham, a Mason of the Bardwell Lodge #499 for fifty years, and a Teamsters Union member.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Maude DeJarnatt Sims, two daughters, Libby Keller and Husband Bradley of Paducah and Valerie Davis and Husband Clint of Bardwell; two grandchildren, Whitney Keller of Paducah and Taylor Davis of Bardwell; and two nieces of Granite City, Ill. Also preceding Mr. Sims in death were one sister, Dorothy Werner; and one brother, Jesse Sims.
Visitation will be 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell. Dr. Bill Mason, Rev. David Hardy, and Rev. Glen Stewart will officiate. Burial and military honors will be at Bethlehem Cemetery in Carlisle County.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Parkway, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233.