Carl Leon Sims was born the son of Virgil Homer Sims and Ilia Ann Cole Sims on January 19, 1932 in Cheyenne, OK and went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2020 in Round Rock, TX at the age of 88 years.
He was united in marriage on November 8, 1952 at Dequeen, AR to Edith Christian.
Carl is survived by one daughter, Karen Heistand and husband, Ray of Round Rock, TX; two sons, Terry Sims and wife, Denise Sims of Haslet, TX and Rodney Sims and fiancé, Angelika Seiber of Thayer, MO; three grandchildren, Kimberly Sims, Ashley Painter and Patrick Sims; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Holland of Lubbock, TX; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ilia Sims; his wife, Edith Sims; one sister, Lorene Sims; three brothers, Homer Sims, Roy Sims and Bill Sims.
Carl enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 21, 1950. He proudly served in the Korean War. Carl was honorably discharged on October 21, 1953.
Besides being a farmer, for many years he was employed by MFA, Garnett Wood Products and he worked in the oilfields in Oklahoma for several years prior to retirement on his farm in Koshkonong, MO.
He enjoyed fishing and running his tractor and brush hog on his farm. He enjoyed going to eat at the Ozark Café with his very close friend Kenny Dills of West Plains, MO.
Graveside services for Carl Leon Sims were held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri with Brother Ben Ryan officiating.
Burial was in Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc in Thayer, Missouri.