Joe T. Sims, 83, of Payson, died Aug. 4, 2001, in LaVerne, Calif. He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Cape Fair, Mo.
He was a former resident of Lawton, Okla. where he worked for Arkla Gas Company for more than 30 years. He retired to Payson in 1979.
Survivors include one son, Phil Sims of LaVerne, Calif.; one daughter, Cathy Sims Gunderson of Chandler; two sisters, Helen Leu of Lawton, Okla. and Pauline Hastings of Olathe, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Tim Woods, Aaron Sims and Katie Sims.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and his eldest son, Tom.
Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 10 at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to the United Way Organization, P.O. Box 66, Lawton, OK 73502 or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.