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James Larry Sims

September 12, 1951 June 11, 2018
James Larry Sims
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Obituary for James Larry Sims

James Larry Sims, age 66 of Sevierville, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. Larry loved to fish on Douglas Lake and enjoyed “Big Orange” sports.

He is preceded in death by his parents R.C. and Trula Sims; sisters Christine Dodgen and husband Jim, Geraldine Lawson and husband Bruce; brothers-in-law Jesse Bales and Bob Seagle; father-in-law and mother-in-law Dayton and Susie Finchum; brothers-in-law Charles Finchum and wife Freda, D.R. Finchum; and lifelong friends Ed Hurst and Ed Moore.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Eva Sue Finchum Sims; son Travis Sims and wife Kristen; daughter Nichole Sims and future son-in-law Juan Ortega; and his beautiful brown eyed granddaughter Kyndal Sims. He is also survived by his sisters Carolyn Bales, Betty Seagle, Debbie Catlett and husband Eddie; brother Donnie Sims; sisters-in-law Cleo Suttles and husband Bobby, Judy Carr and husband Ray; brothers-in-law O’Dell Finchum and wife Geraldine, Jim Finchum and wife Tammy; sister-in-law Becky Finchum; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many special friends.

The family will have a Celebration of Life Service to be announced at a later date. Online condolences can be left at


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