Michael Gene Sims, 46, of Blytheville, Ark., passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Born to Willie Gene and Betty Jo Cash Sims in Blytheville, he was a resident for most of his life and a member of the Clear Lake Baptist Church. Michael Gene was a welder in the roll shop for Nucor Yamoto Steel and a member of the Hog Motorcycle Group and the Browning Gun Club.
Michael Gene loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles and looked forward to every available chance to start his cycle up and just start riding. It didn't matter a whole lot where as long as he could be outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing and collecting guns. He owned an extensive collection of guns and loved to go out and hunt or target practice. Michael Gene was also an individual who loved to help people. No matter what the situation, he would do everything in his power to help resolve it. Michael Gene had very special work ethics. He was a devoted worker who never missed and would always be responsible to his employer. Michael Gene was also involved with the Relay for Life. As a survivor he knew the impact that Cancer had and could have on his life. Therefore he fought his disease with passion, fortitude and courage. He fought to make sure that Cancer could never take away his spirit or attitude or love for his friends and family. That a treasured life was one where every day was precious and special and would become a special memory for those he came in contact with.
Michael Gene was preceded in death by his father, Willie Gene Sims.
Michael Gene's wife, Kay Glover Sims, of the home; mother, Betty Jo Cash Sims, of Blytheville; sister and her husband, Melanie and Danny Fletcher, of Palestine, Texas; niece, Denise Ann Wilson; great nieces and nephews, Hayden Wilson, Mackenzie Wilson and Autumn Cheyenne Wilson and a host of friends who meant so much to him all survive Michael.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Duhon officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
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