Retired Judge Arthur Randolph “Randy” Sims
July 31, 1939 – April 2, 2015
A longtime member of the community and former public servant died Thursday morning surrounded by family. Former Brazos County Judge Randy Sims died following a brief illness; he was 75. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 11am, Monday, April 6 at Grace Bible Church on Anderson in College Station. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
He was born to William Arthur and Augusta Randolph Sims on July 31, 1939 in Houston, Texas. He was a vibrant part of this community and truly loved his Brazos Valley roots. For decades, Randy served the community, both on the Bryan City Council and also as a County Commissioner before being elected County Judge. He was also a local business owner, running a barbecue restaurant from the mid-1960s until the early 1990s. Randy was an Aggie football standout, a long-time holder of the Southwest Conference record for a field goal kick of 52 yards.
He met the love of his life Brenda Bryan and married on May 14th in 1960, together they raised two children. Randy cherished family time and quickly learned how to balance out his career to spend quality time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Sims, his son Randy Jr. and his wife Amy, his daughter Diana and her husband Clay Younts, his sister Reba, and nine grandchildren: Bryan, Kacey, Stacy Jo and husband Brian, Kimber, Katie, Travis, Mary Faith, and Gracie.
His family request that memorial donations be given to Brazos Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes or Brazos Valley Young Life.