Gary Dale SIMS

January 5, 1946April 3, 2019

Gary Dale Sims, age 73, a native of Bessemer, AL and resident of Hayden, AL went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Gary is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Sims, sons Kirby (Victoria) and Kevin (Robbie), grandchildren Chase (Brittany), Sommer, Cole and Madison, great-grandchild Xavier, and siblings Brenda Biddy and Bill Sims. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, a caring friend, an avid fisherman, and a man of God. He lived life to the fullest each day and never met a stranger. Gary enjoyed the simple things in life, was deeply spiritual and made sure to share his faith with others every chance he was given. His greatest joy was his family, and he relished spending time with them, taking pride in their endeavors and accomplishments as if they were his own. He was a longtime member at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, where he served his faith family and community in many ways. Gary was ever-ready to help others and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at 1 PM with funeral service to follow at 2 PM on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Ridout’s Funeral Home in Gardendale. Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Hayden, Alabama.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” - 2 Timothy 4:7-8


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 7, 2019

Gary Dale SIMS

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