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Richard Joseph "Dick" Sims

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Richard Joseph

"Dick" Sims

Fairview - Richard Joseph "Dick" Sims, 87, of Fairview passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Flesher's Fairview Health Care Center.

A native of Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Henry and Marie Sims. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, and retired from the Romano Bros. Distributors after serving several years with the Budweiser Brewing Company.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, June Tourgee Sims who passed away in 1983, and his second wife, Mary Jeffries Sims who passed away in 2009, and a sister, Dolores Sims Julison.

Surviving is his daughter, Nancy Sims Monroe and spouse, David Lee Monroe, of Prescott, AZ; step-daughters, Lydia M. Jeffries MD and spouse, Gregory J. Dray MD, of Fairview, NC, and Lori Jeffies Hanna and spouse, Billie Nissen, of Iowa; grandchildren, James Howard Monroe of Willow River, MN, Daniel Richard Monroe of Fort Collins, CO, Eric L. Johnson of Salt Lake City, UT, Blake E. Johnson of Washington, DC, Elizabeth V. Dray of Chicago, IL, and Joseph A. Dray of Fairview, NC, and step-grandchildren, Gera and Stefan Nissen, Kory Hanna, and Kenzie Spinler.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Flesher's Fairview Health Care Center for their care of Mr. Sims.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 16, 2014
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