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Tony Ray Sims

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.

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28 Comments To "Tony Ray Sims"

#1 Comment By Heather Brown On August 12, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

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

#2 Comment By Christi Howell On August 12, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

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

#3 Comment By Karen Gilliam and family On August 12, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

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.

#4 Comment By Amy pitts (flynt) On August 12, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

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

#5 Comment By Linda Holland On August 12, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

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.

#6 Comment By Shirley Mann On August 12, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

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

#7 Comment By Wanda Shelton On August 12, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

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

#8 Comment By Billy Joe, Cricket and Cyndi Rutledge On August 12, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

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 ??

#9 Comment By Judy Stafford On August 12, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

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

#10 Comment By Jennie Keith On August 13, 2017 @ 1:14 am

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.

#11 Comment By Tammy Brock On August 13, 2017 @ 2:23 am

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.

#12 Comment By Gary and Brenda Badenhop On August 13, 2017 @ 2:26 am

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

#13 Comment By Janice m stanley On August 13, 2017 @ 3:06 am

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 .?

#14 Comment By Trina & Brett Bassham On August 13, 2017 @ 6:43 am

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.

#15 Comment By Clay Jackson On August 13, 2017 @ 10:23 am

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

#16 Comment By Ruthie Jeans On August 13, 2017 @ 11:38 am

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!

#17 Comment By Larry & Yvonne Chenevert On August 13, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

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.

#18 Comment By Mary and Jimmy Carter On August 13, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

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

#19 Comment By Lisa Salvador On August 13, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

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!

#20 Comment By Dean Stacy Quick Sullivan On August 13, 2017 @ 10:20 pm

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

#21 Comment By Kim Halcomb Cowart On August 14, 2017 @ 12:55 am

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.

#22 Comment By Rhonda Wilbanks On August 14, 2017 @ 3:10 am

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

#23 Comment By Rhonda Wilbanks On August 14, 2017 @ 3:15 am

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….

#24 Comment By Audrea (Edwards) Weber On August 14, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

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

#25 Comment By Robin Shelton On August 14, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

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

#26 Comment By Diane Flynt Buchanan On August 15, 2017 @ 12:06 am

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.

#27 Comment By Carol Mckin Lacewell On August 16, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

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.

#28 Comment By STEPHANIE SHARP On August 24, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

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.