GALATIA -- Thomas "Tommy" Eugene Sims Jr., 61, of Nashville, Tennessee, met his Heavenly Father on Nov. 8, 2017. Tom's family was there by his side when he left to be with the Lord.
He was born June 6, 1956, in Nashville to Thomas Eugene Sims Sr. and Mary Lou Denison. He had two sisters who currently reside in Nashville.
Tom lived in Galatia, Eldorado and Johnston City for a portion of his life while his children grew up. He was married to Cynthia Ann Sims, and the couple had two boys during their time together in Illinois.
In 2004, Tom moved back to Nashville to get closer to his family and friends from his childhood.
Survivors include his eldest son, Thomas Shane Sims Sr., daughter-in-law, Evonne Marie Sims, and grandchildren, Thomas Shane Sims Jr., Alayna Yvette Sims and Thomas Jaedon Sims; and youngest son, Stephan Kyle Sims, and daughter-in-law, Holly Ann Sims.
Other survivors include two sisters and their husbands, Randy and Tina Johnson and Chris and Tera Bartelt; niece and nephew, Olivia Bartelt and Easton Bartelt; and aunts and uncles, Annabelle Head, Carl and Irene Thurman and Alvin and Verna Fry.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and grandparents, Tom and Bertha Sims and Arthur and Donna Fowler.
Tom enjoyed singing for others and had a devout passion for the Lord Jesus Christ.
He was very proud of his sons, even at times in which distance created a barrier.
A private ceremony for family will be in Bible Holiness Church in Madison, Tennessee.
Romans 10: 9-10: Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Revelation 22: 1-21: Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
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