Merle K. Sims August 25, 1928 January 22, 2014 Merle K. Sims, 85, of Grazierville, died Wednesday January 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born August 25, 1928, in Tyrone a son of Charles and Elizabeth Sims. On February 8, 1963, at Bald Eagle United Methodist Church, he married Virginia B. Fahr. She died March 29, 2012. Surviving are two sons, William Kenneth Sims and wife, Sue, of Altoona and John Alan Hale, of Pleasant Gap; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Ford, of Bald Eagle. Mr. Sims retired in 1990 from Cero Copper and Brass, Bellefonte as a machine operator following 17 years service. He was previously employed at Juniata Packing and Bayer Brothers. He was a member of the Grazierville United Methodist Church, Hookies Fire Company, Tyrone, and the Tyrone VFW. He was a WWII veteran, serving as a cook with the 7234 Food Service Squadron in Germany. Merle had a great sense of humor and enjoyed cooking. Funeral services will be held Monday January 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Feller Memorial Home with Rev. Jennifer Kauffman officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Tyrone Honor Guard will provide veteran honors at the funeral service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Grazierville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 502, Tyrone, PA 16686.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Jan. 24, 2014