Obituary - Sept. 7, 2016

Michael Allen “Mike” Sims, 32, of Alma died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Van Buren. He was born Jan. 6, 1984, in Lindsay, Calif., and a welder at Fabrication Specialties in Van Buren.

He is survived by his parents, Karen Armstrong of Alma and David Sims of Porterville, Calif.; three sisters, Jennifer James and JoWayne McGee, both of Alma, and Kari Dickinson of Fort Riley, Kan.; a brother, Seth Armstrong of Alma; paternal grandparents, Ron and Regina Oakley of Lindsay, Calif.; and maternal grandfather, Bob Haywood of Alma.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Alma.

Pallbearers will be Zach James, Aaron Beeman, James McGee, Seth Armstrong, Matthew and Christopher Haywood, Shawn Dickinson, Dustin Goss and Trent Francia.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.