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Official Obituary of

Johnny Raymond Sims Jr.

November 29, 1945 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Johnny Sims Jr. Obituary

Johnny Raymond Sims Jr., 78 years old, of Deweyville, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 02, 2024, at his home, surrounded by all of his loved ones. The funeral service honoring Johnny will be held at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Dorman Funeral Home.  Visitation of family and friends will be held, at Dorman Funeral Home, Monday, April 8, 2024, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Interment will immediately follow the funeral service, at Wilkinson Cemetery 4315 Wilkinson Rd Orange, Texas 77632.  A Celebration of Life Reception, that will include lunch and fellowship, along with time to share any special memories of Johnny, will be held at Calvary Baptist Church of Deweyville, Texas, with Pastor John Fortenberry.

Johnny was born on November 29, 1945. From birth, Johnny was given the Nickname “Johnny Boy”. He was born to Johnny (John) Raymond Sims, Sr. and Ruby Ray (Jackie) Sims, in Lufkin, Texas. After Johnny graduated from Lufkin High School, in 1962, he went on to enlist in the Army National Guard, to serve his country.

After his Honorable military discharge, from the Army National Guard, Johnny went to work for the railroad, at (SR&N) Sabine River & Northern Railroad, in Orange, Texas. As a Locomotive Engineer, Johnny loved his job driving his engine #1759; blowing that whistle! It ran in his blood, being the third generation of a Locomotive family; grandfather and father were also locomotive engineers. Johnny worked 40 years, as a train engineer, before retiring in 2008, from SR&N Railroad.

In 1964, Johnny met Carolyn Ann Acosta at her home, in Nacogdoches, Texas. It was love at first sight. They got married on Veteran’s Day, on November 11, 1965. Johnny and Carolyn went on to have three children; Rhonda Kay Sims Butts, Johnny (John) Raymond Sims 3rd, and Robert (Jeff) Jeffrey Sims. 

Johnny enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a diehard Dallas Cowboys Fan and loved watching the football games with his family, having cookouts, especially Fish Fry’s and being the #1 Fish Sampler to make sure the boy’s cooked it good. He always had the TV on an Old Western Movie. He loved playing and making jokes with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hanging out with his friends, scratching BINGO - scratch-offs. That’s where he obtained the nickname name “The Bingo Man” he was well known at every convenient store around as “The Bingo Man”

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Jackie Sims; Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Lawrence & Lillie Mae Acosta; Granddaughter, Shanda LaNae’ Martinez Edwards; Great-granddaughters, Kayleigh LaNae’ Edwards and Maribelle LaRee Sims.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn (Carol) Acosta Sims; daughter, Rhonda Kay Sims Butts and husband, Michael; Sons, Johnny (John) Raymond Sims, 3rd and wife, Anne, Robert (Jeff) Jeffrey Sims and wife, Phyllis; Bonus Son, Craig Acosta and Erica Via; brother Robert (Bob) Clarence Sims and wife, Audrey; Sister, Sharon Ann Sims Hutson and late husband, Thomas Lee; Grandchildren: Brittany Blakesley, Kirby Courtney, Ty Broussard, Seth Courtney, Lacy Barnes, Jonathan Sims, Justin Sims, Brianne Sims, Blake Rowe, Dalton Rowe, Brooke Sims, Bailee Rowe; 16 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Honoring Johnny as Pallbearers are Jonathan Sims, Robert Barnes, Justin Sims, Ty Broussard, Blake Rowe, Dalton Rowe, Chris Blakesley, and Craig Acosta. Honorary Pallbearers are Manley Sims, Stan Manasco, Mark McClain, William (Chief) Sepulvado, Brad Hutson, and Brandon Sims.

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April 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Hwy 87 North
Orange, Texas 77632

Funeral Service
April 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Hwy 87 North
Orange, Texas 77632

April 9, 2024

2:00 PM
Wilkinson Cemetery
Wilkinson Cemetery Road
Orange, TX 77632


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