In Loving Memory

September 6, 1959 – September 30, 2017

 

Brewton, AL

 

Richard “Ricky” Sims, Sr., of Brewton, AL, went to join Little Ricky with Jesus on Saturday, September 30, 2017. His journey began 58 years ago where he was born in Orlando, FL. Ricky loved fishing, camping, outdoors, and working on heavy machinery. He has spent the last several years building up his house in the country and helping with his grandchildren. Ricky always loved doing things for others and helping where he could. He was a good man, father, grandfather, and man of God. After getting married, he had the pleasure of raising five children, Jim, Ben, Tabitha, Little Ricky, and Tyler.

He is preceded in death by his son, Richard “Little Ricky” Sims, Jr.; mother, Opal Neline Sims; father, Edward Earl Sims; brothers, John Wood, Sr. and Larry Wood; great nephew, Jordan Wood.

Ricky is survived by his children, James “Jim” (Harmony) Bodtke, Benjamin “Ben” (Dawn) Bodtke, Tabitha Sims and Tyler (Cassey) Wood; one step-daughter, Ashley Bischoff; one daughter-in-law, Ashley Sims Jackson; thirteen grandchildren, Cameron Rust, Emma Neyhart, Jamisyn Bodtke, Layla Bodtke, Harleigh Bodtke, Kaydence Bodtke, Cameron Sims, Braden Pittman, Serenity Pittman, MaKayla Kast, Jaydon Wood, Madison Wood and Taelynn Nelson; siblings, Sharon (Richard) Gilliland, Betty (Tommy) Smith and Donald Wood; nieces, Patricia Calhoun, Tonya (Chris) McNew; nephew, John Billy Wood; great nephew, Blake McNew; great nieces, Britta Wood, Lexia McNew, Lynn (Tony) Wilson and many other relatives and friends.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.