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Joshua Dean Sims

October 22, 1981 March 7, 2021
Joshua Dean Sims
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Joshua Dean Sims, 39 of Paris, TX and formerly of Kershaw, SC, passed away, Sunday, March 7, 2021, at his home. Born in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of Dino James Sims and Rebecca “Becky” Garris Sims. Josh was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and later attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN. After many exciting educational and career opportunities, he was currently employed by Scholls Brothers Bar-B-Que since 2017. As an avid cook, he loved watching cooking shows. He loved playing his guitar, his drums, and making music for his nephews. Josh cherished the time he spent working with children at SC Church of God Youth Camp. We will never forget his magnetic personality, his awesome sense of humor, his dreamer mentality, and his funny videos.

Surviving in addition to his parents of Kershaw, SC, is his sister, Jessica Nolan and her husband, Neal; 2 nephews, Aiden Nolan and Ashton Nolan; his maternal grandmother, Emmie M. Davis of Lancaster, SC; his paternal grandparents, James and Dianne Sims of Kershaw, SC; his aunts, Susan Newton of Lancaster, SC, Donna Truesdale of Jefferson, SC and Pam Walters of Kershaw, SC and his uncle, Teddy Sims and his wife, Lisa of Camden, SC; cousins, Tyler Newton and his wife, Whitney and their daughter, Everleigh, Tiffany Watson and her husband, Josh of Ohio, Andrew Sims and Sam Sims of Camden, SC, Lance Walters and his wife, Gina of Lancaster and Brianna Hughes of Kershaw, SC and a host of cousins and friends, who loved him dearly. Also surviving are his employers and special friends, Amy and Troy Scholl and their children, Erin and Logan, who treated him like a son. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Crawford Garris, maternal grandfather, Charles “Mighty Fine” Davis, and his cousin, Jacqueline Clark.

The family will receive friends, Monday evening, March 15, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home.

A funeral service to celebrate and remember his life will be held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of Antioch Baptist Church, Lancaster, S.C. Pastors Neal Nolan, Ed Brewer and Andrew Flippo will conduct the service.

Interment will immediately follow the service in the Kershaw City Cemetery, Kershaw, S.C. Pastor Terry Wilkerson will officiate.

Memorial contributions in memory of Josh may be made to SCCOG Youth Camp, P.O. Box 309, Mauldin, SC 29662.

Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC, is serving the Sims family.

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