Sims Jr, James "Sonny" 08/14/1932 ~ 04/25/2013 CARLSBAD -- James "Sonny" Sims, Jr., born and raised in Carlsbad, graduated from Carlsbad/ Oceanside High School. Sonny married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Clift in 1956. He was the owner of Sonny's Automotive, 561 Elm Ave., Carlsbad, and was affectionately known in the community as "The Sweet Heart of Elm." Sonny was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; parents, Lillian and Sidney Sr.; brother, Joe; and sister, Faye. He is survived by his daughters, Laurie and Leslie; his sisters, Joy and Marilyn; brother, Bert; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, May 10th, at Eternal Hills Mortuary in Oceanside. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Oceanside Elks Lodge
, 444 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the American Diabetes Foundation.