Joe William Sims
Mr. Joe William Sims, Age 73 of Hartselle died Saturday, April 19, 2014. His funeral will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hal Daigre officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Forrest Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
Mr. Sims was born January 15, 1941, in Morgan County to William Cargal Sims and Virginia Inez Johnson Sims. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Sims was a member of First Independent Methodist Church in Flint where he was a Sunday School teacher. A graduate of Florence State College and Morgan County High School, he was a United States Army Veteran, Cubmaster for Pack 92 Hartselle, longtime assistant Scoutmaster Troop 336 Hartselle. He handcrafted and restored muscial instruments. Mr Sims loved his family and community.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Mary Puckett Sims; two sons, David W. Sims (Debbie) of Hartselle, John F. Sims (Susie) of Haleyville; one brother, Don A. Sims (Jeannie) of Paris, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Croley and Mary Grace Sims of Hartselle, Will Sims and David A Sims of Haleyville.
Pallbearers will be Shane McGregor, Bob Pettit, Jim Webster, Greg Sivley, Randall Key and Anthony Shaneyfelt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Webster, Bobby Blankenship, Kenneth Owens, Leon Blankenship, Charles "Shorty" Lane, Roy Mitchell, John Ferguson and Truman Bridges.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to Hospice of the Valley.
This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.