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Jesse Lee Sims, Jr.

April 18, 2019

Age 91, of FL, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019.  He was born May 30, 1927 to Jesse Lee Sims, Sr. and Jennie Elizabeth Priddy.  Jesse was a WWII veteran having served in both the Air Force and the Marines.  He was a member of the Kosair Shriner, Masons, and VFW.  He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lehigh.

Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jean (Riddlebarger) Sims; daughters, Judith Sims, Gloria Sims Shirley, Mary Beth Sims, Jessica Sims (Walter) McGee, and Julie Martin Colley; son, Rick (Terri) Martin; brother, Easol Sims; sister, Wanda Sims Martin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles Lee Sims, Sr; brother, Eldon Sims; sister, Sarah Sims Priddy.

Graveside services will be held locally at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg with interment to follow.  Military rites will be provided by James Dickey Post #23, American Legion.  Arrangements are being handled by D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg.  Fond memories of Jesse and expressions of condolence may be shared at

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