Tony Ray Sims
September 25, 1967 -
August 11, 2017

Visitation

August 13, 2017
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Service 

August 14, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Tony Ray Sims, age 49, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sims was born on September 25, 1967 in Fayetteville, Tennessee to James Ray (Nancy) Sims and Diane Wilkens. He worked for Copperweld and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, April Wanette Sims; sons, Timothy Ryan (Sam) Sims and Joseph Wayne Sims; grandson, Wesley Sims all of Fayetteville; and siblings Ken and DeAnna.

Visitation with the family will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Tony Ray Sims.

Video Services

28 Comments

  1. STEPHANIE SHARP

    April and Family,
    Wade and I were so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. He was such a good man, husband and father. Tony will be missed by so many people. May God bless you all with great memories and comfort.

    Reply
  2. Carol Mckin Lacewell

    April,
    Honey, I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to know that you are having to go through this. I will be praying for you. Again, I am so so sorry. I can not tell you I know you feel, but I know that His word says that He will not put more on us than we are able to bare. The Lord will not leave you comfortless. Many prayers coming your way.

    Reply
  3. Diane Flynt Buchanan

    Wayne, Sheila, April, and sons. I am so sorry to hear about the death of Tony. While I didn’t know Tony, I have heard so many wonderful things about him. I also know what a wonderful young man Jo-Jo is from being in the gym during the same block as him last year. You all have been in my prayers and will continue to be.

    Reply
  4. Robin Shelton

    So sorry for the loss of Tony. We had a great childhood together and I will treasure the memories forever.

    Reply
  5. Audrea (Edwards) Weber

    Praying for God’s comfort , grace and peace be with you and your family during this time and in the coming months. God Bless.

    Reply
  6. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Praying for April and family may God give your all comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come….no more pain, no more saddness, and how beautiful Heaven must be….

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Praying for April and family may God give your comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come….

    Reply
  8. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    April & family, our prayers are with you all at this sad time. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. I know all the wonderful memories will add peace in the upcoming weeks. Tony was a wonderful guy.

    Reply
  9. Dean Stacy Quick Sullivan

    So sorry to hear thlost of Tony.Prayers for his family.Remember him when he was growing up

    Reply
  10. Lisa Salvador

    Dear Friend,
    You will be missed. One cannot look back on our childhood and not remember the humor and fun you brought to school and to church. We love you Tony! Fly High my Friend!

    Reply
  11. Mary and Jimmy Carter

    Our thoughts and prayers are with April and Tony’s family. Praying for peace and comfort. We are grateful to have known Tony.

    Reply
  12. Larry & Yvonne Chenevert

    Our deepest sympathy to April, sons, & grandson in the loss of Tony. May our a lord comfort you during your time of grief & sustain you in the time ahead.

    Reply
  13. Ruthie Jeans

    Wayne, Shelia, April, and Heath. Our paths have crossed so many times over the years and I am thankful to God for that. Just know that love and prayers for comfort come your way today and the many days ahead as you all deal with this difficult time. Love to you all!

    Reply
  14. Clay Jackson

    Tony was my neighbor for years. I got to know him well. My prayers are with the whole family during this time

    Clay and Beverly Jackson

    Reply
  15. Trina & Brett Bassham

    Our family is so sorry for your loss. We are sending your family love, hugs and prayers in this very difficult time. The Lord is comforting Tony in his sweet, loving arms. Our family will continue to pray you will feel the Lord’s love and comfort in the following days ahead.

    Reply
  16. Janice m stanley

    Toney you will be missed you fought a good fight .May God be with your family to continue there lives . April may God bless you with his grace and his love and the kids to be strong during this times You have many good memories. God bless this family .?

    Reply
  17. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    April, Wayne & Sheila, we send our sympathy to you. May you feel God’s comfort and peace in the days ahead. You are in our prayers. Badenhop Family

    Reply
  18. Tammy Brock

    Prayers to all of Tonys family & friends. I worked with Tony at Frito Lsy. He was a wonderful person. Always cutting up and having fun. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Jennie Keith

    Tony was a very kind and funny man. He always could make everyone smile. I pray that April and the boys have some peace knowing that he’s not in pain anymore.

    Reply
  20. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Tony . My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

    Reply
  21. Billy Joe, Cricket and Cyndi Rutledge

    Fly High Tony?? You have earned your angel wings and eternal rest. So thankful for precious, cherished memories. Prayers continue for each of you and yours ??

    Reply
  22. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. So many people have had Tony and and now have your family in their prayers.

    Reply
  23. Shirley Mann

    So sorry for y’alls loss. Sending hugs, love and prayers to you and your family

    Reply
  24. Linda Holland

    Wayne and Sheila, I have thought of all of you so often. Tony can now rest in peace. I did not know him but I know Jojo and think so much of him. Blessings on all of you during a difficult time.

    Reply
  25. Amy pitts (flynt)

    So truly sorry for your loss..prayers that God will help strengthen you during your time of grief…

    Reply
  26. Karen Gilliam and family

    Our family extends our sincere sympathy for the loss of Tony. He’s at peace in the safety of Our Lord and Saviour. What a blessing he was to all of you! Will continue to pray for comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  27. Christi Howell

    Our family wants to express our deepest sympathies. Tony was such a wonderful guy. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  28. Heather Brown

    Went to school with Tony sorry to hear this news. Prayers with his family

    Reply

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28 Comments

  1. STEPHANIE SHARP

    April and Family,
    Wade and I were so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. He was such a good man, husband and father. Tony will be missed by so many people. May God bless you all with great memories and comfort.

    Reply
  2. Carol Mckin Lacewell

    April,
    Honey, I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to know that you are having to go through this. I will be praying for you. Again, I am so so sorry. I can not tell you I know you feel, but I know that His word says that He will not put more on us than we are able to bare. The Lord will not leave you comfortless. Many prayers coming your way.

    Reply
  3. Diane Flynt Buchanan

    Wayne, Sheila, April, and sons. I am so sorry to hear about the death of Tony. While I didn’t know Tony, I have heard so many wonderful things about him. I also know what a wonderful young man Jo-Jo is from being in the gym during the same block as him last year. You all have been in my prayers and will continue to be.

    Reply
  4. Robin Shelton

    So sorry for the loss of Tony. We had a great childhood together and I will treasure the memories forever.

    Reply
  5. Audrea (Edwards) Weber

    Praying for God’s comfort , grace and peace be with you and your family during this time and in the coming months. God Bless.

    Reply
  6. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Praying for April and family may God give your all comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come….no more pain, no more saddness, and how beautiful Heaven must be….

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Praying for April and family may God give your comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come….

    Reply
  8. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    April & family, our prayers are with you all at this sad time. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. I know all the wonderful memories will add peace in the upcoming weeks. Tony was a wonderful guy.

    Reply
  9. Dean Stacy Quick Sullivan

    So sorry to hear thlost of Tony.Prayers for his family.Remember him when he was growing up

    Reply
  10. Lisa Salvador

    Dear Friend,
    You will be missed. One cannot look back on our childhood and not remember the humor and fun you brought to school and to church. We love you Tony! Fly High my Friend!

    Reply
  11. Mary and Jimmy Carter

    Our thoughts and prayers are with April and Tony’s family. Praying for peace and comfort. We are grateful to have known Tony.

    Reply
  12. Larry & Yvonne Chenevert

    Our deepest sympathy to April, sons, & grandson in the loss of Tony. May our a lord comfort you during your time of grief & sustain you in the time ahead.

    Reply
  13. Ruthie Jeans

    Wayne, Shelia, April, and Heath. Our paths have crossed so many times over the years and I am thankful to God for that. Just know that love and prayers for comfort come your way today and the many days ahead as you all deal with this difficult time. Love to you all!

    Reply
  14. Clay Jackson

    Tony was my neighbor for years. I got to know him well. My prayers are with the whole family during this time

    Clay and Beverly Jackson

    Reply
  15. Trina & Brett Bassham

    Our family is so sorry for your loss. We are sending your family love, hugs and prayers in this very difficult time. The Lord is comforting Tony in his sweet, loving arms. Our family will continue to pray you will feel the Lord’s love and comfort in the following days ahead.

    Reply
  16. Janice m stanley

    Toney you will be missed you fought a good fight .May God be with your family to continue there lives . April may God bless you with his grace and his love and the kids to be strong during this times You have many good memories. God bless this family .?

    Reply
  17. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    April, Wayne & Sheila, we send our sympathy to you. May you feel God’s comfort and peace in the days ahead. You are in our prayers. Badenhop Family

    Reply
  18. Tammy Brock

    Prayers to all of Tonys family & friends. I worked with Tony at Frito Lsy. He was a wonderful person. Always cutting up and having fun. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Jennie Keith

    Tony was a very kind and funny man. He always could make everyone smile. I pray that April and the boys have some peace knowing that he’s not in pain anymore.

    Reply
  20. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Tony . My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

    Reply
  21. Billy Joe, Cricket and Cyndi Rutledge

    Fly High Tony?? You have earned your angel wings and eternal rest. So thankful for precious, cherished memories. Prayers continue for each of you and yours ??

    Reply
  22. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. So many people have had Tony and and now have your family in their prayers.

    Reply
  23. Shirley Mann

    So sorry for y’alls loss. Sending hugs, love and prayers to you and your family

    Reply
  24. Linda Holland

    Wayne and Sheila, I have thought of all of you so often. Tony can now rest in peace. I did not know him but I know Jojo and think so much of him. Blessings on all of you during a difficult time.

    Reply
  25. Amy pitts (flynt)

    So truly sorry for your loss..prayers that God will help strengthen you during your time of grief…

    Reply
  26. Karen Gilliam and family

    Our family extends our sincere sympathy for the loss of Tony. He’s at peace in the safety of Our Lord and Saviour. What a blessing he was to all of you! Will continue to pray for comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  27. Christi Howell

    Our family wants to express our deepest sympathies. Tony was such a wonderful guy. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  28. Heather Brown

    Went to school with Tony sorry to hear this news. Prayers with his family

    Reply

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