SR37: Celebrating the life of John Samuel Sims.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 37
Celebrating the life of John Samuel Sims.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, February 22, 2018

 

WHEREAS, John Samuel Sims, a loving husband and father, dedicated public servant, and respected member of the Louisa County community, died on January 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a Louisa County native, John Sims forged a successful 35-year career with the Commonwealth in the data processing field, last serving as a director of telecommunications; and

WHEREAS, from 1982 to 1990, John Sims also represented the Mineral District on the Louisa County Planning Commission; for the last five years of his tenure, he served as chairman; and

WHEREAS, following his retirement in 1997 from his career with the Commonwealth, John Sims joined his wife’s antique and craft business, The Pine Cabinet, where he enjoyed assisting customers and meeting new people; and

WHEREAS, John Sims was a lifelong member of Gilboa Christian Church in Cuckoo and served for many years as its chairman of the board and as an elder and trustee; and

WHEREAS, known for his gentlemanly demeanor, John Sims was happiest when spending time with his family and enjoying his home, Woodfield; and

WHEREAS, John Sims will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Beverly; his sons, John Jr. and William, and their families; and many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of John Samuel Sims, an active citizen who provided valuable service to the residents of Louisa County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of John Samuel Sims as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 37

Offered February 16, 2018
Celebrating the life of John Samuel Sims.
Patron-- Peake

WHEREAS, John Samuel Sims, a loving husband and father, dedicated public servant, and respected member of the Louisa County community, died on January 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a Louisa County native, John Sims forged a successful 35-year career with the Commonwealth in the data processing field, last serving as a director of telecommunications; and

WHEREAS, from 1982 to 1990, John Sims also represented the Mineral District on the Louisa County Planning Commission; for the last five years of his tenure, he served as chairman; and

WHEREAS, following his retirement in 1997 from his career with the Commonwealth, John Sims joined his wife’s antique and craft business, The Pine Cabinet, where he enjoyed assisting customers and meeting new people; and

WHEREAS, John Sims was a lifelong member of Gilboa Christian Church in Cuckoo and served for many years as its chairman of the board and as an elder and trustee; and

WHEREAS, known for his gentlemanly demeanor, John Sims was happiest when spending time with his family and enjoying his home, Woodfield; and

WHEREAS, John Sims will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Beverly; his sons, John Jr. and William, and their families; and many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of John Samuel Sims, an active citizen who provided valuable service to the residents of Louisa County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of John Samuel Sims as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.