John Sims III, 75, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Princeton Medical Center, Birmingham.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia; daughters, Brandi Brown (David), Sherri Kugler (Jimmy); and his son, John H. Sims IV (Kathy); three grandchildren, Todd Swindoll (Bethany), Haley Brown, Austin Brown; and three great-grandsons.
Born Sept. 2, 1941, and raised in Birmingham, he was the son of Dr. John H. Sims Jr. and Anna Louise Couch Sims, both now deceased. The oldest of three sons, he was the brother of the late Andrew Couch Sims and Harold Grey Sims.
John Sims was a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School where he lettered in football, baseball and wrestling. He had many hobbies over the years that he shared with his many friends: Fishing, golfing, radio-controlled planes and gardening.
Early in his career, he worked as a salesmen for American Optical covering the southeast region. Later he began a family business, Golf Supply America, for 20 years selling and shipping golf supplies all over the world.
May 24 would have been his and Patricia's 54th wedding anniversary. The family will be celebrating his life and marriage to Patricia at this time.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Published on  May 3, 2017