John B. Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. John B. Sims, 89, husband of Mrs. Lillian Sims, of Evening Dr., entered into rest Friday, April 18, 2008 at Eisenhower Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from Silvercrest Baptist Church at 1:00 PM with the Dr. Roy Head officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. Mr. Sims was a native of Oconee County, Georgia and served twenty-six years in the United States Army. He served in the army during World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was a member of Silvercrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Golden Age Sunday School class. He retired from the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home where he worked in transportation for eleven years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sims is survived by his sons and daughter in law, John G. 'Bo' and Kathleen Sims, Martinez, Randy J. Sims, Barry Keith Sims of Augusta, daughters and sons in law, Linda and Jay Eichfield, Appling, Wendy and David Clary, Grovetown, Tina and Brian Haggard, of Augusta, Debbie S. and Thomas Morris, Evans; brothers, Fritz Sims, Warner Robins, Bobby Joe Sims, Eatonton, Lavoe Sims, Tucker, GA; sisters Laverne Wilkes, Tucker, Patsy Ammons, McDonough; sixteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be members of the military. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Golden Age Sunday School Class. Memorial contributions may be made to Help Hospitalized Veterans 36585 Penfield Lane Winchester, California 92596. The family will receive friends Monday, April 21, from 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-April 20, 2008