WALTER THOMAS SIMS, SR.
Walter Thomas Sims, Sr., entered heaven on April 28, 2019 at the age
of 83. Walt is survived by his beloved wife, Gale Ballard Sims of
Valley, Alabama; his children, Walter Thomas Sims, Jr. and wife, Terri
Snow Sims of Chesapeake, VA, Lisa Sims Hansen and husband, Eric
Hansen of Dallas, TX and Sylvia Amanda (Amy) Sims Pearson and
husband, Ben Pearson of LaGrange, GA. Grandchildren include,
Walter Thomas Sims, III (Bo), Catherine Sims (Cassy), William Sims
(Wil), Peter Hansen, Preston Hansen, Hanna Hansen, Bailey
Pearson, Parker and wife, Hanna Pearson. His stepchildren, Wayne
and Jennifer Petty, Tonya and Greg Stephens and David and Michele
Petty. His loved ones also include 8 step grandchildren and 3 step
great grand children.
Siblings include his beloved brother, Donald Simms (Kay) of Lanett
Alabama; and sister, Rebecca Smith (Charles) of LaGrange and sister
in laws, Frances Holiday Simms, and Peggy Scott Simms of Lanett,
Alabama and many, nieces and nephews.
Walt entered the world on November 23, 1935, in Lanett, Alabama,
The eighth child of the late Jim Frank and Ludie Ward Simms of
Lanett, Alabama. He was also preceded in death by three brothers -
Jim Frank, Harold and James Simms; four sisters - Sara Flanagan,
Dorothy Benson, Carolyn Ives, and Marion Owen.
Arrangements are being made by Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home
in Lagrange, GA. Visitation with the family will be held at Grace Baptist
Church, 3731 West Point Road, LaGrange, GA, on Saturday, May
4, 2019 ,12-1 pm, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m.
Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Air Force.