2011-08-11 / Obituaries

Gaylord L. Sims

Gaylord L. Sims, 55, Roscommon, died Aug. 11, 2011 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling.

Cremation has taken place and private services will be held.

Born Dec. 10, 1955 in West Branch, he was the son of Robert Don and Thelma (Wisebaker) Sims. He had lived in Roscommon for most of his life. He married Kathleen M. Silk June 15, 1990 in Grayling and she survives. He was a carpenter and mechanic for many years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed old country music with some of his favorites being Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. He was known to be a prankster and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Scott Sims and Mike Sims; sister-in-law, Jackie Sims and brothers-in-law, Jim Silk, Dick Burd, Ival Hopkins and Art Peterson.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy; children, Dawn (Larry) Fyan of Roscommon, Belinda Rochat of Pontiac, Shaine Schieman of Houghton Lake, Jeramiah Schieman of Roscommon, Shannon Schieman and her significant other Gerold White of Lapeer and Lance Schieman and his significant other Judy Murphy of Alger; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with one expected; three brothers, Robert (Zan) Sims of St. Ignace, Clem (Anna) Sims of Oklahoma and Jim Sims of Roscommon; two sisters, Carolyn North of Vanderbilt and Joyce Peterson of Houghton Lake; four brothers-in-law, Danny (Peggy) Silk and Larry (Joyce) Silk all of Roscommon, Donny (Jan) Silk of Waterford and Chuck (Norma) Silk of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Mary Sims of Mississippi and Judy Sims of Roscommon; many nieces and nephews and best friend, Smokey.

Memorial contributions can be directed towards the family.

Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled the arrangements.


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