Harry Sims, Jr.

Published 8:19 am Monday, August 14, 2017

Harry Sims, Jr.


Harry Sims, Jr., 87, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was born January 19, 1930 in Parksville, Kentucky; a son of the late Harry and Carrie Mae Tarter Sims, Sr. and was the husband of 54 years to Georgette Sims.

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Harry was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville, served in The United States Navy and worked for many years as an LPN at the former Kentucky State Hospital. After his military service, Harry farmed with his father and ended his career after 15 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office. He was one of the first Boyle County Deputies to graduate from the Eastern Kentucky University Police Academy. Harry was also real estate Broker and Agent, Licensed Insurance agent and a member of the Danville VFW and was a Mason.

In addition to his wife Georgette, Harry is survived by two daughters, Tracie Belcher and Kristi Laswell; a granddaughter Madison Laswell, three brothers, Walter Sims (Pauline), Joe Sims (Kathleen), William Sims (Sarah), two sisters, Barbara Honaker, Betty Chambers, sister-in-law Frances Sims and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Harry is preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sims and a brother, Tommy Sims.

The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Walden Funeral Home Perryville with Bro. Andy Mikels officiating. Burial will follow in Parksville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Immanuel Baptist Church.