Ralph Smith Sims, 90, of Dunlap died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at NHC in Dunlap.
He was a lifelong resident of Sequatchie County and a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Dunlap Church of God and a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart.
His parents, Gus and Pearl Smith Sims; brothers, George, Louis, Sam, Bill and Donald Sims; sisters, Betty Hobbs, Katherine Lowery and Nellie Kerley, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Land Sims; sons, Lloyd (Linda) Sims and Randy (Pam) Sims, all of Dunlap; two grand-children, Anita (Doyle) Allen and Joseph (Jackie) Sims; step-grandchild, Randi Holland; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 26 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenneth Doyle Allen and Rev. Sonny Wilkes officiating.
An online guestbook is at ewtonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made by Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap.