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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Lester Wayne Sims

  • Lester Wayne Sims, 64, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at his home.
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  • Lester Wayne Sims, 64, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at his home.
    The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements for cremation following the visitation are under the direction of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Sims was born January 19, 1949, in Hannibal, Mo., to P.D. and Vella Jacobs Sims.
    He was married to Patricia "Pat" J. Arnett on August 30, 1986, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.
    Other survivors include five children, Tanya Stevenson of Colorado, Donnie Sims of Colorado, Ronnie Sims (Becki) of Colorado, Joe Riley of Hannibal, Mo., and Kim Deavers (Ryan) of Hannibal, Mo.; two brothers, Larry Sims (Cathy) and James Sims (Donna); two sisters, Mary Thompson and Joyce Shinn; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gary Sims and Donald Sims; and one brother-in-law, Gary Shinn.
    Mr. Sims worked as a supervisor at Davis-Clever in Quincy, Illinois, for over 20 years. He enjoyed traveling and taking vacations and loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. Mr. Sims was a Christian by faith.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

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