OBITUARY

Ronald "Ronnie" Edward Sims

October 4, 1947October 5, 2020
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Ronald “Ronnie” Edward Sims passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020 – one day after his 73rd birthday. Born in Greenville, he was the son of Marshall Edward and Dorothy White Sims.

Ronnie’s kindness and charm will always be remembered and missed. He deeply loved his family, his country, and the Lord. He was a military police officer during the Vietnam War and a business owner who poured himself into his work. But above all, he was a devoted husband and brother, and a truly amazing father. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Ronnie managed his illness with strength and grace.

Ronnie was an avid fisherman in his day with trophies abound to show his sportsmanship. Later in life, he channeled that energy into hunting, golfing and his church (Rock Springs Baptist Church). His infectious smile and caring nature ensured he never met a stranger.

He is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Faye Elrod.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; his daughter Taryn Sims-Kempson (Hal) of Charlotte, N.C.; his son Kevin Parker (Valentina) of Shelby Township, M.I.; four grandchildren Emilia Parker, Parker Kempson, Milo Parker, and Blan Kempson; two sisters Brenda Elliott of Fairplay and Cheryl Justice (Mel) of Townville. Also surviving are many very special nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Dr. on Thursday, Oct. 8 starting at 10:00AM- 10:45AM. A graveside service will follow at 11:00AM. in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In honor of Ronnie, donations can be made to Rainey Hospice House (Hospice of the Upstate), 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621, or Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642-1430. The family wishes to sincerely thank the Rainey Hospice House for their care and compassion.

Condolences can be sent to the Sims family at www.mackeywoodlawn.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Marshall Edward Sims, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy White Sims, Mother (deceased)
  • Faye Elrod, Sister (deceased)
  • Patricia Sims, Wife
  • Taryn Sims-Kempson (Hal), Daughter
  • Kevin Parker (Valentina), Son
  • Emilia Parker, Grandchild
  • Parker Kempson, Grandchild
  • Milo Parker, Grandchild
  • Blan Kempson, Grandchild
  • Brenda Elliott, Sister
  • Cheryl Justice (Mel), Sister
  • Also surviving are many very special nieces and nephews.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Ronald "Ronnie" Edward Sims

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Karen Patterson

October 7, 2020

Taryn,
Danny and I are so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. We have some great memories of him when you were small. I know you will miss him. Praying God will comfort you and the family during this sad time.
Love, Danny and Karen Patterson

Tommy (Tom) Boone

October 6, 2020

Ronnie was one of the good guys in High School. We both received our PHD in 1966. We were good friends. He was a Dunean Dynamo. We spent Fun time at the Coffee Pot and Henry Field. For you young studs the previous was a greasy spoon restaurant the other a baseball field. Ronnie always had a big smile on his face. You go through life meeting people I’m glad Ronnie was a friend to me.
Tom Boone

Angela Holder

October 6, 2020

Praying for the family. Uncle Ronnie was the sweetest. He was quick to smoke and had a wonderful laugh. He will be missed.

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