Born 1-24-1930 - Died 11-25-2001
Roy Thomas Sims, 71, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Wardell, Mo., the son of George and Mary Eva (Fourthman) Sims. He was married to Lillian Savage on Sept. 4, 1948 in Piggott, Ark. While living in Wardell he owned a service station and a grocery store. He also served as the local fire chief. He moved with his family to the Sharp County area in 1966 from Wardell. He worked many years as a self-employed contractor and also was a car dealer. He attended services at the Christian Tabernacle near Hardy, where he served as a trustee and then as a deacon for many years. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.Survivors include his wife, Lillian Sims of the home; one son and wife, Roy D. and Caroline Sims of West Plains, Mo.; four daughters and their husbands, Gletta and Ron Clark of Thayer, Mo., Hope and Danny Seibert of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Pamela and Darrel Wade of Thayer, Mo., and Angela and Brent Godwin of Mammoth Spring; four brothers, Harold Sims and James Sims both of Ash Flat, and Charles Sims and George Sims both of Mammoth Spring; one sister, Myrtle Defoe of Ash Flat, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and their spouses, Anthony and Joanna Clark, Stephen and Melissa Clark, Natalie and Michael Appelt, Michal and Randy McComas, Michael and LaNae Seibert, Melissa Champion, Mitchell Seibert, Jeremy and Jody Wade, Richard and Kristi Wade, Kim and Johnny Alexander, Ben and Robyn Sims, Anita and David James, Pam and Cody Garner, Tommy and Cindy Sims, Jessica and Richard Rudd, Damon and Jacque Bowling, Tiffany and Michael Presley, and Corey Godwin; 23 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.Services were Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at the Christian Tabernacle on Hwy. 175 near Hardy with Rev. Herb Seibert officiating. Burial was in the Eagle's Rest Cemetery at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.Pallbearers were Anthony and Stephen Clark, Michael and Mitchell Seibert, Jeremy and Richard Wade, Ben and Tommy Sims, and Corey Godwin.