Allen R. Sims, 63, of Taylorville, IL, passed away April 16, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
He was born April 4, 1950 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Dallas and Beverly Jo (Waterman) Sims. He married Barbara South on January 4, 1975 in Taylorville. He worked as a machine operator for the Christian County Highway Department. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville. Allen was a man of integrity and character who loved his family and friends dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; mother, Beverly Sims of Taylorville, IL; son, Shane (Yanin) Sims of Chatham, IL; daughters, Leeta Sims, and Heather (Chad) Sutton both of Taylorville, IL; grandchild, Addyson Sims of Chatham, IL; brothers, David (Jayme) Sims of Taylorville, IL, and Myron (Tammy) Sims of Taylorville, IL; sisters, Alice (Rod) Boensel of Taylorville, IL, Jody (Chuck) Campbell of Taylorville, IL, and Myrna (Ron) Seiler of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buck and Nellie Waterman, and Ola and Omer Sims; father, Dallas Sims; grandchild, Faith (Sims) Sams.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. with Pastor Philip Neumann officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. Funeral services for Allen R. Sims, 63, of Taylorville, IL, were held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Pastor Philip Neumann officiated the service.
Casket bearers were Todd England, Jonathan Sims, Joshua Sims, Adam Sims, Joey Welge and Scott Campbell.
Honorary bearers were Cliff Frye, Todd Beaty, Dennis Oller, Matt McDonald, Marcia Neal, David Eggimann, Roberta Beaty, Caleb Corzine, Charlie Noren, Tom Fitzpatrick, Art Behl, Brian Grundy and Brian Wilbur.