Henry Sims Jr.

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Henry “Butch” Sims, Jr was born in Great Falls, Montana on February 10, 1954, to Marjorie Eleanor (Williams) and Henry Sims Sr. He went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He was the fourth child from this union.

He leaves to celebrate his memory, children; Henry (Radika)Sims III and Shiree E. (Clinton III) Bryant, grandchildren; Clint IV, Serenity, and Cepreme Bryant; Kastaisja (Cameron) Harper; Kristale, Brent, and Jyrale Sims, great grandchildren; Kassidy Brant, Kai and Kaleb Harper; Jacobi, Jah’kir, Journi, and Kimora Sims. He also leaves to celebrate his memory, sisters; Veronica E. (Michael Roberts) Sowell, Venurea E. Fitzpatrick, and HenriAnn V. (Jerome) Franklin and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and many friends.

Henry accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist church by Dr. F.L. Jordan. He grew up in the church participating in the youth choir, ushering, and playing the drums. He helped do the construction and brick work on the church building renovated on East Main Street prior to the church moving to its current location. Henry graduated from Marion Franklin where he played baseball and excelled in music playing the drums. He and friends in high school formed the group called the Suspicious Can Openers winning the city-wide talent hunt.

They became the backup band for singer Timmy Willis upon graduation. He started his career working for the post office then becoming a master brick mason. He retired from the National and Bricklayers local 55 Union.

After he retired, he moved in to assist as a caregiver for his mother for 3 years. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. His favorite activities were watching the stories (soap opera), sports, movies, playing cards, and spending time with his family.

Receiving Family & Friends 1:00 PM and Memorial Service 2:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).


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Condolence Messages

  1. Christina & Ed Brown and Family

    Dad Henry, I’m going to miss you so much and words can’t express the loss we have taken. I remember some good times of my childhood with you and will always hold you dear in our HEARTS!!.. LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS DAD…R.I.H

  2. Ed & Christina Brown

    My sincere condolences to the Sims family…..may God provide you all with strength and healing and may he guide yalls footsteps through these trying times. God Bless you all!!!


  3. John and Trina Branham Sr.

    Sending God’s love and comfort to the Sims Family. Prayers from the Branham Family (Trina)

  4. My prayers are with the family. May God be with you.

  5. Robert & Gwendolyn Gaddis

    “The Tambourine Man”
    my Brother in Law…
    may the Lord cloak each one of you in His love that never fails.

    Peace and endurance over take you all during this time. Love Forever ♡

  6. To the Sims family, you have my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you all, may God give you peace and comfort you at this time. Love you all

  7. Deepest condolence to the Sims family & love to all.

  8. I am so sorry for ur lost may God bless the whole family he was a very great man I was married to him and will miss him every day may he rest in peace

  9. Shawn Lewis & Family

    Sending God’s love and comfort to the Sims Family for the passing of Uncle Henry… Prayers from the Lewis Family

  10. To my nieces and nephews, who would have ever known that Henry and I went to school together, and he ended up married to my cousin!!!!!. Small world afterall. We had many times together, but ones that comes to mind the most, was him coming in to a card party with that tambourine. Will always be missed, and always in our hearts. Stay encouraged to my family, and know that we love you all.

  11. To Sis HenriAnn Franklin and family, my prayers and condolences are with you during this time of grief.

  12. Patricia McGowan (614) 805-8754

    To the entire Sims Family, my deepest condolences and sympthy. Unifortunately beforeIleft Ohio we lost touch. I had been desperately trying to find him for the last several years. If someone would past my information along to HenriAnn (614) 805-8754 I would greatly appreciate it. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Be blessed in the name of Jesus.

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