David Raymond Sims

David Raymond Sims

David Raymond Sims, 45, of Lone Grove, OK and formerly of Bryan and Conroe, TX, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010. Services are set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Union Grove Baptist Church in Richards, TX. Pastor Bob Lynch will officiate. Interment will follow in Wheat Cemetery in Millican, TX. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Bryan.
David was born on July 5, 1965 in Conroe, TX to Charlotte Dianne Cranford and David James Sims. He attended Conroe High School and Blinn Junior College where he was able to expand his love of history. David was formerly employed by the City of College Station.
David was a Father, Step-Dad, Son, Brother, and Uncle and will be greatly missed but we know as Christians that we WILL see him again.
He is preceded in death by his father, David James Sims; father-in-law Hershel Ashley; step-son Benjamen Love; sister Cynthia Arlene Sims; maternal grandparents James “Happy” Preston and Media Mae Cranford; paternal grandmother Myrtis Alene Sims; aunts Cynthia Ann Sims and Joyce Simpson; uncles James “Jim” H. and Roger Cranford.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia Sims of Lone Grove, OK; his mother, Charlotte Sims of Richards, TX; sons Scott and Steven Sims of Colfax, LA; step-son Brad Love and wife Mekenzie of Lone Grove, OK; step-daughter Jessica Love and fiancé
Joshua Todd of Dickson, OK; brother Paul Sims and wife Jeannie of Willis, TX; brother Jared Sims and wife Joanne of Richards, TX; sister Mary Garcia and husband Joe of Richards; paternal grandfather James T. Sims of Willis, TX; mother-in-law Mary Ann Ashley of Ardmore, OK; nephews Joshua, Brian, and Garrett Sims and T.J. Soos; nieces Allison Garcia and Chrissy Soos; aunt Reta Nelson and husband Larry and uncle Warren “Rink” Cranford of Richards, TX.


  1. Jeanine and Paul thinking and praying for all of you during this time of need. May you find comfort in his arms!

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know David, but wanted to express my condolences. Death is such a hard thing to deal with and the bible calls it an enemy. It is something we will never get use to. But we can find comfort and hope for our loved ones in the promised resurrection. John 5:28 says, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Know that God does care and sees your pain, Ps. 34::18. May these thoughts bring you some hope along with all the good memories you have.

  3. My dearest Charlotte,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I sat quietly recalling so many memories of the boys when they were young and playing with my boys. We shall keep you in our prayers.
    Pat and Donny

  4. I am glad that Shelia got to know David. He was a very caring person. Just wished we could have known him better than the short time that we did. You and your family our in our prayers he is up in heaven with our Ben and our daddy getting acquainted and eating bologna sandwiches and drinking tea and hearing all the good stories that we heard growing up. Even though there is a loss he is not forgotten. May God bless you.

  5. Sheila and Family I am hurting in my heart so much for your recent loss. I pray for you all. God Bless you ! God Speed Dave!

  6. I got the pleasure of meeting David through my fiance Jessica and her mother sheila, and in the time that I knew him he was a kind caring person.Even tho Jessica wasn’t his own daughter he cared about her like she was. David will be greatly missed, and I consider myself a better person for having known him

  7. Dearest Charlotte,
    I am so sorry about your loss. I can’t imagine what happened for somebody so young to pass away.
    We talk of you often, Charlotte. Former ATL lab members from all over the world always ask about you.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear son,
    With love,

  8. Shelia,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us at any time. David was a great guy, and will be miss by many.


  9. Shelia, My heart aches for you. I will be saying a prayer for you every night. Please take one day at a time and know that you have so many people that love you and are here for you. Love and prayers, Dawn

  10. Although I did not know David I wanted to pass along my condolences to his family. May God give you all the comfort and strength you need to endure your loss. Find encouragement in our heavenly Father’s promise that, not only will death soon be no more, but also that we will one day be reunited with our dear loved ones on a restored paradise earth. (Rev.21:4; John 5:28,29)
    With God all things are possible. Luke 18:27 says: “Jesus answered, “God can do things that are not possible for people to do.” ”
    My condolences.


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