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William Henry Sims

(3/14/1923 - 10/10/2014)

Henry Sims, 91, husband of 71 years to Marian Davis Sims, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at home surrounded by many family members and friends.   Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Henry Baskell and Beatrice King Sims. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retired from Michelin.  He spent his retirement learning the auction business from the family by helping for years at the equipment auctions(Martin & Martin and/or Yoder & Frey in Florida) and the cattle auction in Anderson.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Debbie Martin of Williamston and Becky Sims Cassell (Mike) of Easley; son Keith Sims of Florida; sister, Audrey Sims Martin of Anderson; grandchildren, Jeff Martin, Joey Martin, and Ashley Sims Leitherer; great-grandchildren, Alexandria Martin, Jayse Martin, Eliana Martin and Alexis Leitherer; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Raymond Sims and Furman Sims; and son-in-law, George Martin. In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to Anderson County Meals on Wheels, 105 S. Fant St., Anderson, SC 29624 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.