On October 26, 2021, Wallace Reid Sims left this world to be with our Lord. Wally was 92 years young. Born on May 23, 1929, in Highlandville, MO, to Loral and Mildred Sims, Wally was only five when his father passed away. Mildred later met and married Howard Blevins and gave Wally two sisters.
Wally worked 31 years for Ford Motor Company in Claycomo and joined the Local 249 UAW in 1953. For many years, he was a prominent participant in local 4-H clubs, enjoying working with local youth. He was also an active member of VCU Church in Vibbard, MO. Wally graduated auctioneering school in 1979 and spent many years auctioneering and running a concession stand.
Wally married the second love of his life, Sharon, in 1978. When you met him, you knew right away that he was quite the character. He loved telling stories and joking and just being with friends and family.
Wally is preceded in death by his father, Loral Sims; mother, Mildred Blevins; stepfather, Howard Blevins; first wife, Glenna Lee Sims; son-in-law, Vince Thompson; and grandsons, Riley Thompson and Michael Etheridge.
Wally is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon; his sisters, Barbara (Roger) Pryor and Judy Ware; children, Reid and Jocie Sims, Jean Ann Thompson, Wes and Brenda Sims, Dianna and Ralph Morris, Kim and Calvin Pipkin, and Rodney Larrimore; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021, at Vibbard Christian Union Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021, also at the church. The family suggest memorial contributions to Excelsior Springs Hospice.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss. Wally was a great guy, loved to kid around. He will truly be missed by all those he touched.
James A. Craven
We send our love and sincere sympathy to all of Wally’s family. He worked for us at Gary Ryther Auctioneers for many years. He was Gary’s very dear friend and he will be missed by all.
Gary and Gail Ryther