Adrian Sims

CHERRYVILLE - Adrian Caroll Sims, 55 passed away January 13, 2014.

He was a native of Rutherford County, born Feb. 11, 1958.

Adrian was employed by the City of Gastonia as Storm Water Administrator for over 16 years, and served in the US Navy for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Naoko Inami Sims; his daughter, Sara Nagisa Hanna and her husband Bobby Hanna Jr. of Gastonia; his son, Julian Sims of Charlotte; his parents, Stanley and Edith Gettys Sims; his brother, Mark Sims and his wife Karen of Gastonia.

Celebration of life service will be private.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314.

Condolences may be made to the family at

The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.

Funeral Home

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-5144

Published in Gaston Gazette from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2014