Basil James Simms

December 31, 1924 - April 16, 2009 

Basil James Simms

December 31, 1924 - April 16, 2009 

Obituary for Basil James Simms

Basil J. Sims died Thursday, April16, 2009, at the age of 84. He was born December 31, 1924, in Flint, MI. Basil was the son of Mary and Basil H. Sims. He held a degree from the University of Michigan and was retired from the duPont Company. Basil served in the U.S. Army Air Force, in WW II, with the Weather Division. His tour of duty took him from his enlistment in Michigan, to the East Coast and on to Casa Blanca, Cairo, New Delhi and over the Himalayas, to China, where he served for a year. He came home from the Philippines, to Tacoma, WA and then home to Michigan. As a member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church, Basil served as a deacon, elder and head usher. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Basil and Peter; sister-in-law, Dolores Hammerness; niece, Amy; nephew, Scott and the McCallum cousins in Ontario, Canada. Funeral services and interment were private in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Collingwood Presbyterian Church or any Veterans' organization. Arrangements entrusted the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors (419) 472-7633.

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