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.
Edward—Thru the years you and I said “our words” to each other–you kept me “centered” when I was about to make wrong choices and for that I thank you. Knowing you was an honor as you were such a fine man, The love you had for your family always impressed me.Any time we visited you always talked about family members. I am sure by now you have met John Wayne so you no longer have to watch his old black/white movies.I miss you so very much but so happy to know that you are resting now with GOD and his angels.I will always carry your memory in my heart
Dear Myrl & Family: Our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. We
will miss Ed very much. Ed lived only a couple of blocks away from me (Shirley) with Antonelli’s in between. We grew up together from childhood. I have many fond memories of those days. May all your memories of him live on in your heart and mind.
In Christ, we will remember him. Love, Shirley (Gautreaux) & Larry Hanes
I just want to tell Myrl and the Sims family how sorry I am for your loss. I will truly miss Ed. I had a lot of fun times spent with the family at gatherings and was made to feel like I was part of the family. Ed and I shared the same birth date, except for the year, and that was kind of neat. I will keep you all in my prayers for strength during this difficult time. I know that all your memories of Ed should bring a smile to your face and give you peace. My love to you all. Therese
My sincere condolences and prayers go to the Sims family. I had the good fortune to know and work with Ed at A&M in the 70s and 80s, along with Jack Rose and Charles Salpetro. We always made work as entertaining as possible. Ed will be missed.
Ed and I attended school together for most of our school life…. in Freeport and at Sam Houston Univ. My memories of him are great ones for he was a likeable giant, a great friend and good-hearted man! He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies are extended to his family and devoted friends.
Shirla Rathjen Howard