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Randy Sims

Randy Sims

Randall "Randy" Howard Sims

June 27, 1954 — December 13, 2023


Randall “Randy” Howard Sims, 69, of Sunray Texas passed from this world the morning of December 13th. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on December 16, 2023 at Morrison Memorial Chapel in Dumas. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 o'clock to 7 o'clock in the evening at the funeral home in Dumas. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson - Morrison Funeral Directors.

Randy was born June 27, 1954 in Pampa Texas to William Mickey “Bill” Sims and Christine LaVelle Rossmiller Sims. Randy was raised in Pampa with his three siblings where he attended and graduated Pampa High School in 1972. Randy was a proud Pampa Harvester. While in high school Randy played the tuba in the Pride of Pampa band and went on to become a member of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland at Texas Tech University. Randy graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1997 with his Bachelors of Occupational Education/Business Administration. Randy went on to get his Master of Educational Administration from West Texas A&M University in 2003. Growing up Randy’s family-owned Sims Electric led Randy to obtaining his Master Electrical License. With both a Master in Education and a Master Electrical License, Randy was one of few people who could teach and certify future electricians.

Randy was an anchor in the family business, Sims Electric Co., opening a branch in Dumas. After the business closed, Randy worked for Dumas Independent School District as a maintenance electrician, then as the electrical inspector during construction of the TDCJ Unit in Dalhart.  When construction completed, Randy was hired as the teaching electrical instructor for Windham School District at the TDCJ Unit in Dalhart. In 2008 Randy went to work for Amarillo College in Dumas teaching various electrical related courses, wind and solar energy certification courses. Eventually Randy went to work for Pantera Energy until his retirement. 

Randy met the love of his life, Lonas Sue Wright, at a Christmas party in 1979 and married on June 14, 1980. They celebrated 43 years of marriage this past summer. Randy and Sue had a son, Ross Wright Sims, on September 28, 1990 and welcomed their daughter, Callie Christine Sims on September 2, 1991. 

Randy is preceded in death by his parents Bill and LeVelle Sims, in-laws Moon and Lonas Wright, and sister-in-law, Judy Sims. Those left to carry on his memory are his beloved wife Sue, his children Ross and Callie, nephew Bryan Sims and wife Deawn and their sons Michael and Logan, cousin Jerry Sims and his wife Mary, siblings Greg and wife Nancy, Mickey Sims, and Sandra Boales as well as brother-in-law Ed Wright and his wife Jeanie, and Terry Wright and his wife Terri and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to the following: High Plains Children Home, Pa and Meagan’s Place, 11461 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79118 or West Texas A&M University, Where the Learning Continues Program- Extended Studies, WT Box 60185, Canyon TX 79016-0001.

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12/14/23 05:26 PM #1    

Garvin McCarrell

Kim and I extend our prayers and heart to all the Sims family. It was always good to see and talk to Randy at the Class of 1972 Reunions.  May the Lord give comfort and peace as only HE can. 

Garvin McCarrell 




12/15/23 02:40 PM #2    

Tom Foran

Too many good memories of this man to count. Rest in peace, Randy, rest in peace. 
...Tom Foran

12/29/23 08:54 PM #3    

Stephen Rogers (Rogers)

This was a good man. Blessed to have known him. R.I.P. my fellow Harvester.

12/30/23 11:27 AM #4    

John Davis

Rest in Peace, Randy. You were always a good friend, since our childhood Church friendship. A truly warm hearted man. 

12/30/23 12:26 PM #5    

Steve Geer

Randy was a good friend during our time in Pampa.  I am saddened to here of his passing.  My condolences to his family. 

12/30/23 04:20 PM #6    

Lynn Hogan

Randy was a classmate whom I will never forget but as it turned out, never really knew well. But can't say I really knew anyone well, I was just a kid and I took him for granted because we grew up together. I remember Randy as always friendly, gregarious and simpatico. I never saw him angry, he was always first to be kind and was very outgoing. I'm glad to learn he had a blessed life, a life well lived. Attached is a pic from Woodrow Wilson 1963. Randy is top row, next to Mr. Smith. I'm top row middle.       

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