David Eugene Sims

September 7, 1944March 7, 2014

David Eugene Sims was born on September 7, 1944 to Jean and Eugene Sims in Miami, Arizona. David Passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2014. David is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Jean Sims and his beloved son Bob. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan and his sons John, Scott and daughter in-law Laura, his brothers Doug (Nancy), Greg (Lois), Kirk (Kelley), his sisters Susie and Leslie (Steve) many nephews and one grandniece. David graduated from Miami High School in 1962 and the University of Arizona in 1967. David worked as a systems engineer for ASARCO Mining Corporation, Hughes Aircraft and Tucson Medical Center. David retired from TMC in 2010 and continued to volunteer at the TMC medical library until his death. David was a true gentle soul with a smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed by all that loved him and all that knew him. Graveside service will be held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his name.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 12, 2014

David Eugene Sims

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Ruth Yoder Yoder

March 19, 2014

Hi Susan and family~Just read the article from the paper and thought it was really very nice!! I continue to think of all of you and to remember you in my prayers. As you stated, David was truly a kind and gentle soul and will always be remembered as such! Hugs to you all!!

Patricia Tanrioger

March 18, 2014

Dear Susan,
Thinking of you during this time of transition and praying for Dave's progress in the next World of Creation. I always enjoyed seeing you and Dave together when I worked at TMC.

Kenneth Flowers

March 17, 2014

Sorry for your loss, David was alway a person that was loving and had a smile on his face. Sandi and I though a lot of your family and I'll be praying for all of you. Love you all!

March 14, 2014

Dear Susan and family,
I'm so sorry about David's passing. God bless you and give you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sally Conrey

Elizabeth Mendoza

March 13, 2014

David was always such a pleasure, truly a wonderful man. He will be missed. Godspeed David.

Candi Skillings

March 13, 2014

We always enjoyed hearing of the Dave and Susan cruise adventures at work in TMC I/S. Dave always had big smile when you asked him about his next cruise plans. I hope he is on a great cruise with his son today. Susan my thoughs and prayers are with you.

donna bartke

March 12, 2014

Dearest Sue, There are no words to ease your pain at this time. David was truly a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Donna

Ploi Suwannarat

March 11, 2014

My deepest condolences.

Judy Bivin

March 10, 2014

There are no words. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

March 10, 2014

Dear Susan and family,
May God give you strength and courage to get through this most difficult time, and may you have the gift of many wonderful memories of David's life and your time together. Peace be with you.