Ed Sims, 75, died Monday, March 1, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Health Care Center in Bryan, Texas after a lengthy struggle with diabetes and heart failure. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, at First United Methodist Church of Bryan with Reverend Matt Idom officiating. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.
Ed was born October 22, 1934 in Freeport, Texas. He lived in Bryan since 1955 and retired in 1995 after serving twenty years as Property Management Officer for the Texas Agriculture Extension Service at Texas A&M University. Ed had previously worked for Dow Chemical Company and he also owned Baker Tire in Bryan.
Ed was a life member of the County Treasurer’s Association of Texas, a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan and a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was married for 54 years and his proudest accomplishment was his family.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents Winton Edward and Fern McGinnis Sims.
Survivors include his wife, Myrl Sims of Bryan, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pattie Sims of Bryan, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Glenn Coleman of Bryan, Texas and Laura and Reed Eichelberger of Montgomery, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Patricia Sims of Angleton, Texas; grandchildren, Layla Maloney and her husband Joe of Austin, Texas, March Fry and her fiancé Nick Nemec of Austin, Texas, Nola Fry and Sean Finke of Kingsville, Texas, Jessica Barnes and her husband Judd of North Zulch, Texas, Amanda Sims of Bryan, Texas, Rebecca Sims of Bryan, Texas, Eddie Sims and fiancé Chelsey Kazmierski, Kristina Sims and Kyle Brinkman of Waco, Texas, Emily Massey of Montgomery, Texas, Jill Schwedler and her husband Brian of The Woodlands, Texas, Wade Eichelberger of The Woodlands, Texas, Casey Coleman and his wife Ashley, Andrea Coleman, and great-grandchildren, Lucas and Harleigh Barnes, Katelyn, Piper and Ellie Coleman, Gustavo Joe Maloney, and Austin and Cole Schweiker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Permanent Endowment Fund at First United Methodist Church of Bryan, 506 E. 28th St., Bryan, TX 77803.