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Obituary for Michael Doyle Sims Sr.

Michael Doyle Sims, Sr., 67 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, surrounded by loved ones.

Born Monday, September 19, 1955 in Cookeville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert Sims and the late Emogene Greenwood Sims. He was part of a big family growing up, with four sisters and a brother.

Michael is remembered for his love of bowling, often at Bowling World "12 days a week." He was part of competition league, often traveling to other cities to compete. Michael was a busy man and enjoyed working and never had a still moment. For over 24 years, he was a truck driver for Gaw Brothers, in addition to FedEx and other companies. Michael loved his dogs, especially Gabe, and would relax by watching Westerns. Above all, Michael loved his family, raising four children and two step-children with his wife Vicki.

Surviving are
wife, Vicki Sims of Sparta, TN, of 28 loving years

Myra (Thomas) Humphrey of McMinnville, TN
Michael "Bumper" Sims, Jr, of Sparta, TN
Knosh (Clifford) Okeefe of Rickman, TN
Brandon (Autumn) Sims, of Cookeville, TN
Monica (Dale) Wallace of Byrdstown, TN
Jamie (Shane) Harden of Byrdstown, TN

11 grandchildren,
Braiden (Mandy), Candra, Logan (Brianna), Maci, Karlee, Meilah Cate, Taylor (Cody), Bailey (Angela), Trenton, Maddox, Jazmyn, all of TN

2 great-grandchildren,
Ryker and Mayva

Elizabeth Langenback
Judy Bohannon
Kathy Leffew
Donna Sims

William Sims

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by grandson Caleb Sims.

A Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16 at Presley Funeral Home located at 695 Buffalo Valley Road Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 with the Bro. Dwight Henry officiating. Interment will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Cookeville, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and 10:00 AM until time of service on Wednesday, at Presley Funeral Home, 695 Buffalo Valley Road, Cookeville, Tennessee.

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