Ray S. Sims

Ray S. Sims


Passed: Monday, July 11, 2022
Funeral: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Age: 89
Location: Greer, SC

Ray Sanford Sims, 89, passed away on July 11 at 11:05 a.m. at his home of 61 years.

Ray was a devoted Dad, Daddy, Papa Ray, Pa, Pop, and Uncle Ray.

Having lived most of his life in Greer, Ray was born in Woodruff, S.C.

He loved God, his family, and music including old time, country, and bluegrass.

Ray knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and served in His church for many years. As a teenager, he enlisted in the Army and served his country honorably in the Korean War and, later, his community as a police officer. He also worked many years as a truck driver. Ray was an active member of Peoples Baptist Church and the Bailey Masonic Lodge #146.

Ray will be greeted in heaven by his wife, Clois Miller Sims, his father, Sanford Sims, and mother, Mattie Nix Sims, brothers Earl, Hallie, and ST, and sister Catherine Sims Brady.


Ray is survived by sons, Jimmy Wayne Sims (Darlene) of Greer and Kenneth Ray Sims (Jean) of Landrum; daughter, Carolyn Sims Howard of Taylors; four grandchildren, Marsha Sims Justice, Josh Sims, Jake Sims and Eli Howard; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at The Wood Mortuary conducted by Rev. Larry Padgett and Rev. Martin Atkins with Masonic Rites.

Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary escort will be the members of Bailey Masonic Lodge #14.

Visitation will be held 2:30-3:45 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Peoples Baptist Church, 310 Victor Ave. Ext., Greer, SC 29651.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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