Richard Sims
Richard Sims
  • March 5, 1946 - October 16, 2017
  • Locust Grove, Georgia

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Richard Wesley Sims, age 71, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 16, 2017. Richard was born in Griffin, GA the son of the late Ruth Elvira Aiken Sims and Charlie Patrick Sims. Richard graduated from Henry County High School Class of 1964. He retired from the Clerk’s Office, U. S. District Court with 31 years of service. He was an active member of Flippen United Methodist Church. Richard was a generous and gifted musician. He worked tireless volunteer hours for the Diabetic Research Association and many other benevolent causes.

Richard enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, traveling, and antique shopping. He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge Fraternal #37 F&AM in McDonough where he was secretary for many years. He was a loyal and devoted charter member and Past Royal Patron of the McDonough Court #22 order of the Amaranth. He was currently the Royal Patron of Jonesboro #27 as a dual membership court. Richard was the Past Grand Royal Patron of the Grand Court of Georgia, Order of the Amaranth. He also served as Grand and Supreme Musician for the Order.

Survivors are his aunt, Ida Lou Sims of Locust Grove; cousins who he thought of as his brother and sister, Pamela Savage of Locust Grove and Billy and Leanna Sims of Locust Grove; and several other cousins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough with Rev. Ken Huff officiating. Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.