Emerson “Keith” Sims, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 201 8 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Keith was born on January 30, 1927 to Emerson and Lillian (Sterling) Sims. Keith had several siblings and was the last of his family.
He married the love of his life, Rella Lane on June 1946. They had two children, a daughter, Joretta and a son, Kerry.
“Chief” as some called him, resided in Odon with his family where he worked at the Bechtel Garage, Woodruff Automotive and the Odon Vault Company from which he retired. Keith and Rella were married for 65 years and she preceded him in death on January 27, 2011.
Keith is survived by his two children, Joretta (Bob) Campbell, of Elnora; and Kerry Sims of Odon; 4 grandchildren: Dana, Doug, Mindy and Mike; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. All whom were blessed to have him in their lives.
He is reunited in heaven with his parents, siblings and beloved wife.
A private family service will be held at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, IN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, IN 47562.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net