William Denver Sims, 91, of Camden, N.C., formerly of Brohard, Wirt County, passed away April 29, 2013, at the home of Richard and Patty Bruerton in Camden, N.C.
Born at Big Bend, he was a son of the late Walker Patton Sims and Arzona Richards Sims. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII having served in the South Pacific with the rank of Tech (5). He was a retired Wirt County school bus driver and was a well tender in the oil and gas industry. He was a member of the Strait Creek Baptist Church at Brohard.
Surviving are his children, Patty Bruerton (Dick) of Camden, N.C., Shirley Ferrell (Randy) of Cambridge, Ohio and Larry Lemasters (Bonnie Hill) of Bloomfield, N.J.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bruerton of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Christiana Borden of Jackson, Tenn. A great granddaughter, Caroline Borden of Jackson, Tenn.; four brothers, Freddie M. Sims (Nellie) and James E. Sims (Sheila) all of Big Bend, Billy Ray Sims (Ona Belle) of Thronville, Ohio and Richard Gale Sims of Cox's Mills, W.Va.; one sister, Bonnie Sims Webb Buck of Big Springs, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Webb Sims Boggs of Grantsville and Marjie Wagoner Sims of Parkersburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife Opal Busch Sims; four brothers, Walker P. Sims, Jr., Ernest Eugene Sims, Harold Glen Sims and Willis Sims; one sister Francis Irene Sims.
Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville from 10 a.m. Saturday until noon. Interment will follow in the Hartley Cemetery at Brohard with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.