Ricky James Sims

October 18, 1953April 10, 2018

Rick James Sims, 64, passed away on April 10, 2018 at his home in Sugar Land, Texas following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 18, 1953 in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Houston. After high school Rick enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Underwater Demolition Team and was honorably discharged on March 29, 1977. Rick was the owner and operator of Sims City Cleaners for 38 years. He served on the board of the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute and was also on the board of the Southwest Drycleaners Association, serving in several different capacities including president. He was an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Rotary Club of Bellaire/SW Houston, the TCEQ Dry Cleaner Advisory Committee, and past president of the East Fort Bend Division of the American Heart Association. The epitome of a self-made man, Rick was driven to be successful in all his endeavors. He enjoyed scuba diving, golf, hunting, and was a dedicated student of aikido, achieving a second degree black belt. He was a devoted husband and father and will be greatly missed. Rick was preceded in death by his parents H.B. Sims and Pam Ellis. He is survived by his wife Judy Sims; daughter Nicole Sims-Soare and her husband Vlad; son Hunter Sims; stepson Preston Phillips; stepdaughter Susan Logan; grandchildren Summer Sims, Damien Logan, and Stella Logan; and cousins Debbie Higgins, Lisa Higgins Fortier and her husband Rob, Ian Fortier, and Patrick Diehl. Services will be held on Monday, April 16 at 11:00 am at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Ln, Houston, TX 77042. If you wish, donations may be name in Rick’s name to the American Heart Association or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Ricky James Sims

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Robert Morgan

October 15, 2018

I did not learn of Rick's passing until today (10/15). I remain shocked - and saddened that I was not at the memorial service.
I will write a personal note to Judy. In the meantime, deep condolences from Bob and Helen Morgan. ..

Norvelie Denton

April 15, 2018

I first met Rick when I had fallen and gotten tile flooring glue on my dress. I took it to Rick who told me he was not sure he could get the glue out without ruining the dress and I told him to go ahead and try because the dress was useless as it was. He not only got the glue out and saved my dress, he became my friend. Rick always had a smile for me and never forgot my first name which many people never remember. When I became disabled to the point of having to depend on a power chair to get around, Rick told me not to worry that every time I came to bring or pick up my cleaning, he would come to my car so I did not have to go through the process of taking my chair off the lift and putting it back on. Rick was one of the most thoughtful, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable people I know. He will be greatly missed here on earth, but I look forward to seeing his smile when I meet him again in heaven. I pray God will keep Judy and his family in His loving care until they meet again.

mike lojo

April 13, 2018

Our prayers are for Rick that he may have everlasting PEACE and for the family that are mourning his death that they too may experience as they continue the journey of LIFE that same PEACE.

I was able to talk with Rick the past year about how we are fighting the same battle against cancer. He was so positive in talking with me. He had been a loyal customer of ours for many years.

Mike Lojo
Lojo Brothers Kwik Kopy