Thomas E. Sims


Thomas E. Sims has joined his parents, Frank J. and Elna Marie Sims, along with his brothers, Leland, Leonard and Russell. His 82 years of life were full of learning, love and teaching.

He willingly passed on his experiences, appreciation for others and advice to his family and friends. A Navy veteran, Tom left his hometown of Evanston, residing most of his adult life in Sparks, Nevada, where he worked for Western Electric and its evolutions. Tom will be remembered for a quick wit, a kind and caring heart and his strength of character.

He will continue to be cherished by his wife of 58 years; Gary L. Sims; and his children, Theresa Sims (Sue DeVault), Stephen Sims, Stacey Denise Sims; and good friend/“adopted daughter,” Pat Hixson; as well as his older brother, Ron Sims (Shirley); younger brother, Wallace Sims; sisters-in-law, Betty Sims and Jean Staniforth; brother-in-law Curt Gerrard (Candace); and the families of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests you make a donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

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