William “Billy” Sims, Jr.

August 17, 1983 - February 22, 2020

William “Billy” Sims, Jr., 36, of Groves, died Saturday, February 22, 2020, at his residence. He was born August 17, 1983, in Nederland, to Ornell Poche’ Sims and William Thomas Sims, Sr.

Billy grew up in Port Acres and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 2002. He was a certified welder by trade and was employed at Team Fabricators LLC, Port Arthur for fourteen years. He was a member of Pipe Fitters Local Union #211. Billy enjoyed spending his time off fishing with his dad and friends or cooking. He would spend all day in the kitchen preparing and cooking. He loved to share his meal with others and was always pleased with the compliments of a well-done dinner.

Billy was a sweet caring soul that longed to help anyone in need. He loved his family, friends, and his loyal dog, “Kush”, with all he had. He was the type of man that always greeted us and left us with a strong hug and a sincere, “I love you.” He will be forever loved and missed.

Survivors include his parents, Ornell and William Sims; sister, Tara Sims Morgan and her husband, Clayton, all of Port Arthur; brothers, Tommy Sims and his wife, Jamie, of Lumberton and Seth Sims and his wife, Diana, of Fannett; nieces and nephews, Lilly, Caleb, Tanner, Lexie, Ethan, Dylan, and Brantley; and grandmother, Fran Barksdale, of Nederland.

A gathering of Billy’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Corey Craft

I hate to hear this Will was my foreman at Team for a while I loved working for him. He was a good hearted person always helped me when I was having trouble with something. When I first started welding he was always there to show me and never left my side until he was sure I understood. Love you brother Rest In Peace buddy.

Cathy Hardin

I wish I could tell how very sorry I am for your loss of your baby. My heart is broken for you all. If I can do anything at all let me know. Ornell I always considered you a very close friend even though we haven't seen each other. My thoughts love and prayers go out to you and all your famiky.

Will. Tammy & Garrett

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Billy you were a amazing person. And heaven is gaining a amazing angel. RIP my lil cousin. Until we meet again.

Peggy Anderson

My deepest condolences. Praying for your strength. Love, Peggy Anderson

Cheryl Simon

Billy was My Grandson Zylars Best Friend Want to say Billy LOVED him So much as Zylar LOVED him Thanks To Billys Family for Raising A Fine Man.. Always took care of the one in his life, as far back a I can see.. He Will Truly Be Missed

Johnny and Mary Kay Swafford

Our hearts are heavy for the Sims and Morgan families . We lift you all up in prayers for comfort and peace.

Joni Villemez-Comeaux

Praying, for a peace that passes all understanding to surround each who love Billy. May he Rest In Peace. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Kimberly Koziuk Calcote

My deepest condolences. Prayers for the family.

Sue Hatch Silcott

So very sorry for your loved one going on before us. Prayers said.

Sandi Comeaux

So saddened to learn of the passing of your son. Many prayers sent yalls away during this time. Sandi Comeaux

Janice Blackwell

Prayers for God’s strength and comfort.

Carolyn Poche Doeer

O'Nell and Bill, I am so sad for you all. I just heard about Billy yesterday. You have my deepest sympathy. Prayer to all of you. Such a young person. Love you O'Nell.