W.L. “Red” Sims, 98, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 9, 1920 to Lawrence and Florence Sims who preceded him in death. Red graduated in 1938 and was part of the first graduating class of Soddy-Daisy High School. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army in Rhineland and Central Europe. Mr. Sims was a charter member of Mowbray Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and had been a song leader as well as a mentor to many. He worked for over 30 years in the textile industry and retired from the Laborer’s Union in 1990. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Lebron Sims; brother, Harry Sims; sisters, Betty Stone, Myrtle Wooten and Frances Padilla.
Survivors are his wife of 72 years, Pauline Vincent Sims; daughter, Sherry Skiles (Johnny) and Pam Marsh (Charles); brothers, Wayne Sims and Charles Sims (Mary); sisters, Dottie Vincent and Helen Kashimer (Al); grandsons, Paul Hatfield (Trish), Heath Skiles (Jaclyn) and Aaron Marsh; granddaughters, Carmen Laymon, Alison Coffin (T.J.) and Sarah Marsh (Joe); 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
Services will be on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at National Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Hearth Hospice for their excellent care of Mr. Sims. A special thank you to his nurse Deborah, may she find a way to use her “little words of wisdom.”
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.