Vincent Elliot "Bay" Sims COLUMBIA - The homegoing service for Vincent Elliot Sims will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at First Nazareth Baptist Church (2351 Gervais Street) with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visitation for Mr. Sims will be held this evening at the funeral home from 6-7:00 p.m. The family will receive guests at 2314 Preston Street, Columbia. "Bay," as he was known, was a son of the late John Henry and Margie Cooper Sims. He passed away on August 5, 2014 WJB Dorn VA Medical Center. He was 65. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High school in 1967, Vincent joined the United States Marine Corps, serving until 1976, earning the rank of sergeant. He joined the United States Army Reserves in 1977, and again earned the rank as sergeant. He went on to further his education at Benedict College. He is survived by his brother, Victor Xavier (Clara) Sims of Durham, North Carolina and Vernal "Fella" Sims of Columbia., South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bosticktompkinsinc.com.
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Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive Columbia, SC 29203
Published in The State on Aug. 10, 2014