Charles Jackson Sims, 73, of Bloomfield passed away Friday April 6, 2012 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Born Dec. 19, 1938 in Worthington, he was the son of Bernard Sims and Vada (Armpriester) Sims.
Charles graduated from Switz City High School in 1957, and he retired from Indiana University in 2000. He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 84, Bloomfield Order of Eastern Star, Bethel 72 International Order of Job's Daughters and Bloomfield Order of Odd Fellows. He served in the National Guard.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 49 years Linda (Veatch) Sims whom he married on Oct. 7, 1962; his daughter Darlene Sims of Bloomfield; his son Tony Sims of Bloomfield; grandchildren Claire Sims and Caleb Elkins; one step great grandson Conner Elkins; his brothers Harold (Claudia) Sims of Asheville, N.C. and Terry (Shirley) Sims of Indianapolis; sister-in-law Betty (Gordon) Dreiman of Arnold, Mo., and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Arlen Pope and the Rev. Dave Wilde officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .