Waymon Sims, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, in a Murfreesboro hospital.
He was a graduate of Howard High School and attended Chattanooga State Technical Community College. Waymon was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He attended Love Fellowship Church and later became a member of Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Ned Jacob and Cora Lee Johnson Sims, Sr.; siblings, Ida Benford, Mozella Johnson, Evelyn Ford, Gibson Sims, Lillie Mae Black, and Mae Frances Blunt.
Survivors include his brothers, Ned Sims, Jr. and James Sims, both of Stone Mountain, GA; sisters, Rosa Lee Lacy of Chattanooga, Reverend Julia A. Jennings of Americus, GA, Ernestine Terrell, Shirley Ann Carter, both of Chattanooga, and Fredine (George) Jordan of Fayetteville, GA; caregiver-niece, Corine Carter-Murphy of Chattanooga; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.
He will lie in state on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.
Family services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Brandon Malone officiating and Pastor Gibson Sims, Jr. as the eulogist.
Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.