Lawrence Loyd SimsJuly 15th, 2020
Lawrence Loyd Sims, 83, of Fulton, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at University of Missouri Hospital. He was born in Fulton on July 11, 1936 to the late Lawrence W. Sims and the late Elizabeth Jane (Loyd) Sims. Loyd was married to Eva May (Helmig) Sims on October 14, 1955. She survives his passing. Loyd served in the Missouri National Guard. From an early age, it was evident he had a strong work ethic. He had his first paper route at the age of five and was employed at Ovid Bell Press for more than 40 years, retiring as Production Manager. Loyd carried that work ethic into his personal life as well, building three houses for his family. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and BMW motorcycles. He will be remembered by many as being a gifted storyteller. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 65 years; children, Bill Sims of St. Louis, Tammy Sink (Rick) of Grove, Okla.; Susan Sims-Hill (Steve) of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Bobby Sims of Fulton; grandchildren, Anthony Conrad (Danielle), Zachary Hill, Audrey Hill, and Ashley Sims; and great-grandchildren, Tinsley and Carter Conrad. In addition to his parents, Loyd was preceded in death by sister, Sara Elizabeth Graves-Phillips. Due to the current social situation, no services will be held at this time. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.