Larry "Gordon" Sims


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7

Mr. Larry “Gordon” Sims, age 78, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Mr. Sims was born in Knoxville TN, to the late Fred H. and Maurine Henry Sims. He was also preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his sons, Arlene Harris Sims, and his brother John Sims.
Gordon was a member of First Christian Church of Johnson City and the Bridge Builders Sunday School Class. Previously he had been a member of Central Baptist Church of Johnson City for 46 years. He was also a member of the United Emmaus Community.
Gordon served his country in the U.S. Army, was a graduate of Steed College, and retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a Systems Analyst.
Gordon loved spending winters in Florida, fishing, golfing, telling a good tale, playing cards with his family and friends and he enjoyed serving others.
Survivors include his wife Teresa Broyles Sims, sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Missy Sims, John and Belinda Sims; step-children, Allen and Myria Weems and Keri Masters; grandchildren, Patrick Sims, Ashton Sims and their mother Vanessa Sims, Haley Sims, Logan Sims, Jack Sims, Caroline Sims, Alyssa Weems, Alex Weems, Andrew Weems, Hunter Masters and Chandler Masters; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charlotte Sims, Reta and Tom Kinley, Roger and Vickey Broyles, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Sims will be Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Elliott officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the service.
Graveside services will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10:00 AM at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith Lyle, Whitney Riddle, David Calhoun, Tim Harris, Roger Broyles, and Tom Kinley.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief, 6434 John Hagar RD Mt Juliet TN 37122. The family would like to thank all the critical care team members at Johnson City Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital for their special care provided.

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07-08-2018 Ron and Catharine Grigsby
Dear Teresa, Your friends in Lake Placid, FL are praying for you. Gordon was a delightful gentleman and we will miss him very much. With love in Christ, The Grigsbys
07-07-2018 Gail Archer
Teresa we are so sorry for your loss. I loved talking to Gordon about everything - he always made me laugh and smile. I am so grateful that I got to know Gordon and so glad you were both at my retirement party. I find myself at least once a week repeating what he told me - said I would have each week after retirement 6 Saturday’s and a Sunday and he was right. Prayers and love for you and the entire family.
07-06-2018 Charlotte Sims
Gordon, had a life that touched so many, and memories that will always remain. He and I was the best rook players of the past, everyone said that we sandbagging. HUGS AND PRAYERS TO EVERYONE
07-06-2018 Caroline Henry
Deepest sympathy to the family; keeping you in my prayers.
07-06-2018 Margaret & Ed McNair
So sorry for your loss. Gordon passed on his own terms. Grateful for that. Did find website for Tn Baptist Disaster Relief. Hopefully can make contribution in Gordan's name. We know he was very active in giving of his time and resources. Such a kind man.
07-06-2018 Vikki Welch
I worked with Gordon during his last years at Eastman. I inherited his passion for project management and he was a great mentor to me. Prayers with the family during this time.
07-06-2018 Dianne Everhart
Teresa, so very sorry to hear about Gordon. My prayers have been with you and will continue to be. I am out of town, but will be thinking of you. Love and God’s blessings to you. Dianne
07-06-2018 Rod & Teri Glinisty
Teresa, we were quite shocked to read of Gordon's passing today. I very much valued him as a friend in Christ through his work on the Emmaus board while I was CLD. Teri and I won't be able to attend tonight's services due to family in town. Our son, his wife and their seven children, Teri and I will say a special prayer for you prior to dinner. God bless you! Rod
07-05-2018 Melissa Noble
Teresa, Could not believe what folks were telling me. My sincere condolences to you and your family. What a sweet and kind man. Peace in Christ Friend, Melissa


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