SIMS, Robert Lewis “Bob”, age 95, formerly of London, OH and Tucson, AZ, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at Hospice of Miami County in Troy, OH. Bob was born October 27, 1925 in Marion, OH, son of the late Raymond L. & Sara J. (Curtis) Sims. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, receiving two Purple Hearts during the Battle of the Bulge. He was honored to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington in 2013.
On May 15, 1948, Bob married the love of his life, Wanda (Lawles), and they were blessed to share 72 wonderful years of marriage. Bob is survived by his wife Wanda; daughter Robyn (Duane) Wolf of Vandalia, OH; daughter Janet (Greg) Lee of Westerville, OH; and granddaughter Grace Wolf of Newport News, VA.
While living in London, Bob and Wanda owned and operated Sims Florist for 33 years. He had a true passion for creating beautiful flower arrangements and taught many others the art of arranging. Bob’s passion for floral design earned him multiple awards.
Following their retirement, Bob and Wanda moved to Arizona, which became their second home. Bob enjoyed playing golf and was proud of his hole in one. He enjoyed traveling, hiking, playing ping-pong and cards, attending potlucks and the Arizona heat. He valued his church relationships and the church families he met everywhere he lived.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ohio, where a private family service will be held. Interment will be at Concord Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio.
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