Donald Lee Sims

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Donald Lee Sims, 69, of Cloverdale, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

Born July 9, 1946 in Clermont, Ind., he was the son of Harry R. and Wilma M. (Applegate) Sims.

He was a 1965 graduate of Decatur Central High School.

Donald was a United States Navy veteran, having served six years in the Seabees. He was a member of the American Legion.

He had been a quality inspector for Union Carbide in Speedway until his retirement in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Sims; children Ashley Sims, David (Amy) Sims, Douglas Sims and Sena-Marie Katherine Teska; four grandchildren, Tabitha Sims, Kaleigh Sims, Tyler Sims and Summer Edwards; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Jim, Jack and William "Red" Burnell; and a sister, Donna Burnell.

Memorial services will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 with military rites at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.

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