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Steve Sims

July 11, 1946 June 15, 2019
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John Steven Sims, 72, of Herrin, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his residence.

Steve was a parts manager for Fabick in Marion; formerly worked for CMC and Midway Equipment in Carterville. He worked with heavy equipment and parts for the majority of his career.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Herrin, life-member of the Herrin Elks Lodge # 1146 which he was a member for 43 years and the Herrin Jaycees.

Steve was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1964 until 1967. He served as a tank mechanic in Germany.

Steve was born July 11, 1946 in Metropolis, IL to John Luke and Kathleen Elizabeth (Hogue) Sims.

Steve was united in marriage with Constance “Connie” Waldron on November 23, 1968 at the First Baptist Church in Herrin.

Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Connie Sims of Herrin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven and Jenny Sims of Carterville, Scott Sims of Carterville; two grandchildren, Cole and Baillie Sims of Carterville; brother, Harry L. Sims of Herrin; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Terrill Hamlin of West Frankfort, Anita and Mark Mormino of Benton; mother-in-law, LaDonna Waldron of Herrin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Candy and Paul Calcaterra of Herrin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell “Rusty” and Carol Waldron of Carterville; several nieces and nephews and his close friends, Larry (Pam) Barnes of Herrin, Danny (Glenda) Trout of Herrin, Deon McGuire of Herrin, Marty Griffin of Florida and Terry McEvers of Herrin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Elvis Waldron and a niece, Kimberly Bejmovicz.

Celebration of Life Services will be 3;00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Herrin Elks Lodge # 1146, 221 East Monroe Street, Herrin, IL. Private family inurnment with a Military Flag Presentation ceremony by the Illinois Army National Guard will be in Herrin City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Herrin Elks Charities, c/o Herrin Elks Lodge # 1146, 221 East Monroe, Herrin, IL 62948.

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Celebration of Life Services




3:00 PM 6/23/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/23/2019 6:00:00 PM
Herrin Elks Lodge# 1146

221 East Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Herrin Elks Lodge# 1146
221 East Monroe Street Herrin 62948 IL
United States

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Herrin City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

Stotlar & Bandyville Road Herrin 62948 IL
United States

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