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Daniel Sims, 72 of Edinburg passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at his home in Edinburg surrounded by loved ones. He was born on February 16, 1949 in Shelbyville, IL the son of William Thomas and Geneva Mary (Smith) Sims. He married Nancy Cline on June 22, 1968 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a sheet metal worker for the Union Local #218 in Springfield. He was a Veteran of the United State Army during Vietnam, he was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #0534 of Springfield, IL, NRA, American Legion Post #0257, DAV Chapter #15, VFW Membership at large. Daniel enjoyed traveling, telling a good joke and visiting with family. He loved sharing nose kisses and knuckle sandwiches with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had many special animals.
He is survived by his Wife: Nancy Sims of Edinburg, IL; Daughter: Michella Gibbons of Wyoming, MI; Son: Charles Patrick ”CP” (Jackie) Sims of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Bryan (Nicole) Brown of Hawaii, Sean and Connor Gibbons of Michigan, Heather (Devon) Wicker of Taylorville, IL; Daniel Thomas Sims of Taylorville; Great-Grandchildren: Brantley, Braden, Liam, Luna, Charlotte “Charlie”; Sister: Pug (Leland) Graven of Findlay, IL; Brother: Jessie (Frances) Sims of Hilliard, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ten sisters, three brothers, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #534 P.O. Box 4181 Springfield, IL 62708-4181.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wow, what a beautiful, powerful video tribute to Daniel, full of great pictures, touching songs and lots of memories. May his soul finally be at peace and his family take comfort in Gods promises.
Jeff Burns Oct 24 2021 7:50 PM
Sorry to hear of Daniels passing. We knew each other as children at Findlay Grade School and met again much later in life when we both lived in Edinburg. May God bless and comfort Nancy and the family.
Joe and Karla Sharp Oct 12 2021 3:04 PM