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William Alfred Sims

William Alfred Sims, of Mexia, passed away in New Braunfels, on Jan. 11, 2021, from COVID-19 complications, at the age of 81. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, at l p.m. in Lost Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Shane Norcross and the Rev. Cliff Gravitt officiating. Jeremy Sims, Ryan Chilcoat, Scott Holmes, Brent Holmes, Todd Ward and Dennis Campbell will serve as pallbearers.

William was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Lost Prairie to William Hardin Sims and Emer Mae Sims. He was a longtime resident of Limestone County. William married Linda Estelle Gilliam in 1960, and they were married 46 years when she passed away in 2007. William and Linda were loving parents of two children, Larry and Susan (Susie), who will miss him very much. In 2014, William married Judith (Judy) Kennedy, of Mexia. Judy and William enjoyed six years together in Mexia and New Braunfels. William enjoyed attending events of his great-grandchildren such as

soccer games, dance recitals, cheer tournaments and football games.

He worked 36 years as a meat cutter for Safeway and H-E-B, and became a rancher in the 1980s; and he continued as a rancher until his retirement a few years ago. He loved ranching and working with cattle. He is probably the hardest working man I’ve ever known.

William was a devout Christian who loved God. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia and a member of Eastside Baptist Church in New Braunfels the last two years.

William is survived by his wife, Judy, of Ennis, his son Larry Sims and spouse Mary Ann, of New Braunfels, his daughter Susie Brown and spouse David, of Dallas. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Brianna Sims and husband Jeff Donovan, of New Braunfels, Jeremy Sims and wife Candice, of New Braunfels, Sara Chilcoat, of Dallas, Sydney Chilcoat and fiancé Price Howard, of New Braunfels, and Ryan Chilcoat, of Dallas. William enjoyed his nine great-grandchildren very much: Maleah, Alexa, Brayden, Averie, Caedon, Cohen, Merrick, Kaitlin and Jonathan.

The family would like to extend our gratitude to the caring staff at Gruene Senior Living for their care and support over the last several months.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be sent to the Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visit www.blair-stubbs. com to leave the family a message of condolence or sign the guestbook.

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