Randy Sims

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.


  1. Dear Mrs. Sims,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. We mourn the worlds loss of a great servant of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but we will see him again. I was blessed to see the light of Christ in your eyes as we occasionally pasted each other when you were with your husband. I pray God will bless you with His peace when you miss your loving partner.
    Your Sister in Christ,

  2. Randy impacted me greatly and will be deeply missed. Yet, I am encouraged that, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15

    Rick Davis

  3. I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Sims. He was a great man. He was a strong influence in my life during adolescence and for that I will always be appreciative. My condolences to Mrs. Sims, Randy and Diana as well as his extended family.

  4. Brenda, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Tommy and Ginger Lanehart

  5. Brenda so sorry for your loss. He was a very pleasant man to talk with. Even though I met him late in his life he really made an impression on me. You could tell his family was very important to him and that he loved life. I will be praying for you and your family in this time of loss

    Wiarm regards debbie daw

  6. I will miss you Papa. I know you are holding meetings up there in heaven, making sure pot-holes are filled in and everybody is doing their designated job. I will miss you every day and will think of you often. Thank you for for being my granddad, I was truly blessed to be born into such an amazing family. I know now your mind is at 100% and you get to praise your “Gracious-Heavenly-Father.” I love you and cannot wait to see you again. XOXO

  7. Brenda and family,

    We were saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. You have both done so much for the community, and are loved by so many people. We’ve spent much of our time the past few days remembering great Barbecue, fun TV events at KBTX-TV, and our dear friends from our 20+ years in Texas.

    All our love,

    DonnaDee & Mel Chastain

  8. Diana and Sims family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Sims. I have fond memories of your family from my childhood and I keep up with your mom and dad through KBTX. I just saw that your father had passed away. I’m praying for your whole family, asking God to bring you peace

    Much love, Dana.

  9. Mrs. Sims, Randy & Amy, Diana and Clay and all the grandchildren,

    Please know that I am praying for you. I was sorry to hear about Mr. Sims death but I am grateful that though we grieve, it is not as those who have no hope. We love you and are thankful for Mr. Sims testimony and the legacy that he left in his walk with Jesus Christ. Blessings to each of you. May you sense the presence of Jesus at this time.

  10. Brenda,
    Am sending you a letter. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. I wanted to come to the Memorial for Randy but couldn’t get there ( will explain in letter) Hope I have the correct address on Heatherstone, Bryan. Take care of yourself. I know you are like me and do to much in a day. Will stay in touch. My prayers are with you. Love, Nanci

  11. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the Sims family during your time of loss of
    a dear husband, father, relative and a friend to all. There is not a soul in the Brazos
    Valley that is not aware of all the good that Judge Sims did on behalf of all of us
    citizens in the community. Randy and beautiful Brenda have devoted so much of their
    life so that we residents can enjoy a good life. Rest in Peace Judge. Brenda, we ask
    God’s Blessings on you and the family and just know it was obvious how much you
    loved and cared for your beloved Randy. Blessings, Bea & Ed

  12. Thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and the Sims family! Randy was a rock of the Brazos Valley and we are all better for his leadership, wisdom and friendship that we all shared with him. We know that our buddy…Bill Erwin was at the gates of Heaven to welcome Randy. May the Lord Bless you and keep you and grant you peace!

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