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Willis L. Sims

November 15, 1927 - July 1, 2018

Willis Louis Sims, age 90, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. He was born in McCool, Mississippi, on November 15, 1927 to Marshel, Sr. and Callie (Winters) Sims. He was a lab technician for many years, but loved to work on small engines, fixing them up for his friends and family. He also enjoyed fishing, and attended St. Rita Catholic Church and Holy Angels Church in his younger years.

Willis is survived by his sons: David Johnson of Texas, Vincent Johnson of Hawaii, Michael Johnson of Indianapolis, and Russell Johnson of Indianapolis; daughters: Pam Johnson of Indianapolis, and Joanne Johnson of Indianapolis; brothers: Marshel (Ernestine) Sims, Jr. of Indianapolis, and George (Hattie) Sims of Indianapolis; sister: Ann Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Marshel, Sr. and Callie Sims; wife: Adelle Sims; companion: Betty Johnson; brothers: Gerald L. Sims, Sr., and Frank Sims; and sisters: Barbara Jean Sims, and Dorothy Sims.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at noon at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM until the time of service.

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