Funeral services for Senior Master Sergeant David Ferrell Sims, 41, will be 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Temple with Bill Robinson
officiating. Interment will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Killeen at 2:00 p.m.
SMsgt. Sims passed from this life on February 26, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama.
David Ferrell Sims was born January 14, 1977 in Aurora, Illinois to Richard and Debbie Sims. He joined the United States Air Force in July 1998. David proudly served his country
as an active duty member of the United Air Force, currently stationed at Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama. David was also an active member of Perry Hill Road Church of Christ in
Montgomery, Alabama. David made a commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. He remained an active, evangelistic member of his church until time of
his death. Throughout his life he served in many capacities as an evangelist, Bible class teacher, song leader and “wherever the elders said ‘go’. He enjoyed connecting with his
sons with their favorite video games and encouraged both his sons and daughters to pursue their passion in life, cultivating wholesome interests and a love of God.
He is survived by his wife, Robin Sims of Montgomery, Alabama; his sons, Dustin Hunter Sims and Roman Ferrell Sims both of Montgomery, Alabama; daughters, Brittany LeeAnne
Laman of Temple, Texas and BreeAnna Nicole Laman of Juneau, Alaska; his parents, Richard and Debbie Sims of Mineola, TX; brothers, Ricky Sims of Newsome, Texas and
Daniel Sims of Jessup, Maryland; and maternal grandmother Joyce Ferrell of Waco, Texas.
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.
I served with SMSGT Sims at the 57th here at Nellis. I will be praying not only for his family, but for him as well. May you all find peace with this grueling and difficult time.
Please find solace in the fact that we will ALL be reunited again at the pearly gates one day.
Tony BersagliaLas vegas, NV
You were born in Aurora, Illinois at 8 :01 PM at Copley Memorial Hospital. We named you David after King David in the OT and middle name Ferrell was my maiden name. You weighed 8'14" and was 20 inches long. You had the prettiest blue eyes and brown hair. The nurses called you bright eyes. Gerald Ford was the president at the time. The weather was really bad when you were born. The cord was wrapped around your neck. You were hospitalized at one month with a respiratory infection. We took a trip to Arkansas when you were two months . your Ferrell grandparents met us there and they adored you. You rolled over at four months and walked at nine months. You are very alert and intelligent. You got your first haircut at nineteen months and stood up in barber chair and cried. At twenty months you can work an easy puzzle. You like to eat crayons. You love books. You like balls. You busted our front window with a small plastic bat. At twenty months you have a great vocabulary. You say I lu loo. Your first word is see. We bought a swing set for you and your older brother, Richard. You laid claim to it right away saying "mine". You have sixteen teeth now and we have another baby on the way who will be your younger brother, Daniel.
At two you have an enormous vocabulary. You can say some short phrases, you can put your boots on by yourself. You are a good finder of things. At two and a half you have a magnificent vocabulary and a cute accent. Everyone is very attracted to you and you have a winning smile. You hate bananas and most vegetables. Your favorite toys are noisemakers. You are very sociable. You are very musical and you can recite "Billy the Kid". You are very embarrassing about commmenting out loud how people look. Like "you sure are black" and he looks like a mean dog".
You love to go to McDonalds because of the playground and are most unhappy if we go anywhere else. You are a good helper and fairly obedient. Your first school was Hico Elementary in Dubach, Louisiana. Your first teacher was Mrs. Kay Huffman and she adored you and you were a good student. As you grew up you always made really good grades and enjoyed playing baseball and even with your arm in a cast. You caught a ball out in right field one time and caused your team to win against the best team. You also slid in to home base with that arm in cast held up high. You were multi talented and good at multi tasking. You were a good manager and very thoughtful of your family members. Thoughtfulness was one of your better traits. You loved God and His church and were influential to many people. We will certainly miss you. We will get no more humorous cards from you, no more gift cards, no more of your thoughts on things.
Debbie SimsMineola, TX
Oh, my dear son, my son, how I miss you! You were very important to us and we loved you dearly.
Praying comfort and peace for you and your family, Robin. David was an extraordinary man and he will be missed.
Ronni NicholasArlington, TX
Robin, thinking of you and the kids during this painful time in your lives. I’m sorry for your loss. May God’s peace surround you and your family. Sending prayers.
Millie GramsColumbia, TN
May God be with Davids wife and children, and his mother and dad and sibblings , grandmother and all family members at this time of their sorrow....
We pray Gods blessings on each one during this time...
Elizabeth J. JarrettKennett, MO
This has to be so hard on all of you. Prayers continue as you go through the difficult days ahead. David was always so purposeful in his faith and wanting everyone to understand the truth.
Donna KimbroColumbus, GA
I did not know David personally. But if he was anything like his Father with whom I served In Vietnam , I know he was a fine man. and a man of God who loved his country and his family. My condolences and continued prayers for the Family.
Harold BolenIrving, TX
You were and always will be loved by so many. You are gone but will never be forgotten. You left behind a legacy of memories that will bring tears of joy but also sorrow for you will be missed. RIP David. We shall see you again. Tell my mom Linda I miss her too. Love, Sherry...
Sherry GatlinTemple, TX