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James Sims

February 12, 1959 ~ July 15, 2021 (age 62)


James Allen Sims, 62, passed away July 15, 2021 at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Committal services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday July 23rd at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should meet at DeRoo Funeral Home, 1611 7th Street Moline at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the family.

James was born in Davenport, Iowa on February 12th 1959, the son of Roy and Darlene (Mlekush) Sims.  He served his country  in the U.S. Army in Germany and the Active Reserves. James was employed at Seaberg Industries as a metal fabricator and later worked at Xpac where he was a forklift driver.  

He enjoyed friends, family, work and Harley Davidson, four wheel drives. 

James is survived by his father and step mother Roy and Barb Sims, son; Jacob and Emily ; sister Penny and brothers, David and Lee; step-sisters, Sherri & Debbie; step-brothers: Donnie and Bobby, and his grandchildren, Mason, Kathryn, Elijah and Ellie.  He was proceeded in death by his mother Darlene (Mlekush) Sims and daughter Amy.

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July 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Committal Funeral Service (Rock Island National Cemetery)

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