James Taylor Sims

James “J.T.” Sims 92 passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday July 28th, 2014. A time for family to receive friends will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Millican Baptist Church, 22275 Pierce St., Millican, TX 77866, with interment at Wheat Cemetery. Funeral services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan.
J. T. was a Veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific theater under General MacArthur. As a young man, and to him, some of his greatest working accomplishments were when he worked in the Civil Conservation Corp in Humble and the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado building roads and bridges during President Roosevelt’s term.
J. T. made a career out of fixing things especially cars. He worked for several Chevrolet dealerships during his career in Texas and New Mexico. He routinely spoke fondly of the Weisinger Chevrolet Dealership in Conroe and the many friends he had made there over the years. Later in his life he made the move from dealership to working for the Texas A & M Physical plant where he served as shop foreman over the motor-pool for 14 years before his retirement. In retirement, he once again went back to the automobile dealership world working for Tom Light Chevrolet and several others delivering cars all over the state. He forged many long-lasting relationships in this position as well.
While he loved fixing cars and tinkering with whatever he could get his hands on, he loved fishing more than anything. During the last several years, he enjoyed spending time with his very close friend Nell Howard and her family fishing on Lake Livingston catching catfish. He truly enjoyed your love and friendship.
J. T. was one of seven children born to Syndey Albert and Rena Mae Kemp in Millican, Texas. He is preceeded in death by his parents, his siblings; William H. Sims, Albert Sims, Lucille Walker, Edna Fazzino, Ola Mae Spears, by his wife Myrtis Sims, children David J. Sims and Cynthia Ann Sims and two grand-children; David R. Sims and Cynthia Arlene Sims.
Survivors include his brother Earnest Sims; grand-children Paul and Jeanine Sims, Mary and Joe Garcia, Jared and Joanne Sims; great grand-children Brian Sims, Joshua Sims, Garrett Sims, Allison Garcia, Scott Sims, Steven Sims, Christine Soos and T.J. Soos.
His family would like to thank Rose of Texas Hospice for their support and compassion during these past weeks; he appreciated the visits from Chaplain Steve and playing the hymns. They also thank the Elmcroft Assisted Living for their love, support, and understanding during his stay. Gramps really enjoyed the company of Cecilia, Farrah, and Sandy. Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.
Condolences may be expressed at CallawayJones.com


  1. Paul and Jeanine and all the Sims family
    Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you on this passing of “Grandpa”. In reading his memorial he truly was a great man. One day you will meet again until then take joy in the wonderful memories he helped leave behind.
    Simone and Keith

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed spending time with J.T. He was a very interesting person to talk to. I know my parents really liked spending time with him and my Aunt Nell also.
    May God give your family peace and comfort during this time.
    Harold and Linda Carraway


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