Michael Gene Sims

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mr. Michael Gene Sims, 46, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Willie Gene and Betty Jo Cash Sims in Blytheville, he was a resident for most of his life and a member of the Clear Lake Baptist Church.

Michael Gene was a welder in the roll shop for Nucor-Yamato Steel and a member of the Hog Motorcycle Group and the Browning Gun Club. Michael Gene loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and looked forward to every available chance to start his cycle up and just start riding. It didn't matter a whole lot where as long as he could be outdoors.

He loved hunting and fishing and collecting guns. He owned an extensive collection of guns and loved to go out and hunt or target practice. Michael Gene was also an individual who loved to help people. No matter what the situation, he would do everything in his power to help resolve it. Michael Gene had a very special work ethic. He was a devoted worker who never missed and would always be responsible to his employer. Michael Gene was also involved with the Relay for Life. As a survivor he knew the impact that cancer had and could have on his life. Therefore he fought his disease with passion, fortitude and courage. He fought to make sure that cancer could never take away his spirit or attitude or love for his friends and family. That a treasured life was one where every day was precious and special and would become a special memory for those he came in contact with.

Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his father, Willie Gene Sims.

He leaves his wife, Kay Glover Sims of the home;

His mother, Betty Jo Cash Sims of Blytheville;

His sister and her husband, Melanie and Danny Fletcher of Palestine, Texas;

A niece, Denise Ann Wilson;

Great-nieces and nephews, Hayden Wilson, Mackenzie Wilson and Autumn Cheyenne Wilson; and

A host of friends who meant so much to him.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Duhon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Wednesday evening at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be emailed to cobbfuneralhome@sbcglobal.net