John Wesley Sims

John Sims, 78

John Wesley Sims, 78, of 3217 East N.C. Highway 54, Graham, N.C., passed away at 7:19 a.m. Saturday May 10, 2014 at his residence.
He was a native of Lincoln County, Ky., and son of the late Willard H. and Artie Slone Sims. John was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean Conflict and was a member of Christian Life Assembly Church in Gibsonville. He was known for being a family man, always having a love for his family whether they were gone or still here with us and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Cross "Marie" Sims, of the home; a daughter, Gale Sutton (husband Albert) of Whitsett; sons, Wesley Ray Sims, of Florida and Jimmie Allen Sims (wife Tammy) of Elon; grandsons, Jonathan and Tyler Sutton, Jessica Cartwright, Hunter Sims; three great grandsons; sisters, Eva Jackson, of Union City, Ind., Wavie Winkle (husband Oscar) of Saratoga, and Shirley Cross (husband Don) of Haw River; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lanceford and Junior Sims; and sisters, Geneva Davis, Francis Elliott, and Elizabeth Heitkamp.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Monday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel, Graham, N.C., with The Rev. Bruce Ritter officiating. Burial will follow at Graham Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home and other times at the family residence. Online condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell at 918 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington, NC 27215.

Funeral Home

McClure Funeral Service - Graham
1030 S Main Street  Graham, NC 27253
(336) 227-2711

Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on May 12, 2014