Daphne Nell Sims
Daphne Nell Sims
  • August 4, 1925 - July 29, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Daphne Nell Sims, 91, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017. She was born August 4, 1929 in Ennis, Texas.

In Lieu of flowers: The family ask that memorials be made to Kindred hospice of Temple Texas, or the Alzheimer’s Association of Arbor house in Temple.

Graveside Service: 2 pm Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Daphne lived in Fort Worth before moving to Gatesville, Texas, in 2015 and later to Temple, Texas. Daphne never married, never drove a car, and will be remembered as always walking somewhere. Daphne was in the U.S. Army during WWII, and stationed at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a longtime employee at Dickson & Jenkins Manufacturing where she was a bookkeeper and a certified notary. She retired from Niver Western Wear in Fort Worth where she was responsible for making out the payroll as well as doing bookkeeping. She was also a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church and Southcliff Baptist Church.

Daphne is preceded in death by her parents, Louise Pearl Sims and Franklin Thad Sims; brother, Willard Sims and sister, Genevieve Sims Hankins.

Daphne is survived by her niece, Carole Corgill and husband, Wayland, of Gatesville; nephew, Reg Hankins and wife, Mimi, of Livingston, Texas; cousin, Becky Miller and husband Mike, and numerous second, third, and forth generations of cousins.