John Robert Sims, 76, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Thursday. Mr. Sims worked 25 years at Huntsville Manufacturing, and also served 30 years with Owens Cross Police Department.
He was preceded in death by father, James Brady Sims, mother, Bertie Lee Dunn Sims, brother, Paul Sims, sister, Shirley Watts.
Surviving are wife, Purnie M. Sims of Owens Cross Roads, AL, daughter, Angie (Mike) Perkins of Owens Cross Roads, daughter, Tammy (Donnie) Collett of Gurley, daughter, Wendy (John) Light of New Market, daughter, Tina (Jim) Stone of Gurley, grandchildren, Jonathon Perkins, Victoria Perkins, Stephanie McAllister, Josh Collett, Nick Light, Dakota Light, John Light, Jr., Eric Stone and Ryan Stone, great grandchildren, Hayden, Emma and Aiden, sister, Lucille (Roy) Meeks of New Hope, brother, Junior (Darlene) Sims of Huntsville, sister, Peggy (Leroy) Collett of Huntsville, sister, Martha (George) Bailey of New Hope, brother, Kenneth (Carolyn) Sims of Paint Rock, sister, Mae (Ralph) Mullican of Gurley, brother, Eugene (Susie) Sims of Laceys Spring, sister-in-law, Alice Sims of Owens Cross Roads, brother, Robert (Kathy) Glover of Owens Cross Roads, several nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday at 4:00 pm with Bro. Joe Ventress, and Bro. Floyd Williams officiating.
Interment will be in the Byrd Cemetery.