of Mountain View, AR
July 19, 1946 - September 14, 2020
James Ronnie "Ron" Sims, born July 19, 1946 in Wynne, Arkansas to James Leroy and Maude Inez (Carter) Sims went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Monday, September 14, 2020 at the age of 74. Ron grew up on a small farm Northwest of Vanndale chopping and picking cotton, feeding the stock and grinding corn for his chickens. He started working at the age of 13 on a potato chip and bread truck and two grocery stores in Wynne. He worked for the Arkansas State Highway Department survey crew for a year. He was a production supervisor for Halstead Industries before he started his 45 plus years career in the banking industry, serving as Vice-President of Cross County Bank, First South, President and CEO of Bank of Mountain View, Vice-President of First Security Mountain View and retired as President and CLO of Stone Bank where he currently served as a board member. Ron served his country in the Arkansas National Guard, Alpha Battery 5th Batallion, 206th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division as a Staff Sergeant. He served over 20 years as a firefighter and board member of Iron Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. He helped start the Pleasant Grove Water Association and currently served as a board member. Ron was a faithful member of Arbanna Baptist Church serving as Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Treasurer for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Futrell; brothers-in-law, Larry Futrell and Bill Rogers, and son-in-law, Kevin Cotter. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Ann Beshears Sims of Mountain View; daughters, Cara Barnett (Troyce) of Mountain View, Misti Cotter of Mountain Home, and son James Ladd Sims I (Kasey) of Mountain View; three grandsons, Payton Don Barnett, James Littlepage Sims, James Laddie Sims II; one sister, Odessa Rogers of Walnut Ridge, and a host of friends, relatives and church family. Visitation is Friday, September 18, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Arbanna Baptist Church in Mountain View, Arkansas. Funeral services will follow the visitation beginning at 2:00 PM with Brothers Jim Chandler and Glenn Swafford officiating and his son Ladd Sims sharing memories. Interment will follow the funeral service at Chalybeate Springs Cemetery in Mountain View, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Payton Barnett, Littlepage Sims, Laddie Sims, Keith Taylor, Joel Gambrell, and Gus Spickes. Military honors rendered by United States National Guard Funeral Honors Team and Stone County Honor Guard. The family asks that any donations be made to Chalybeate Springs Cemetery Fund, C/O Betty Watters, 1490 Tuttle Ridge Rd. Mountain View, Arkansas 72560.Roller Crouch Funeral Home in Mountain view, Arkansas is in charge of the arrangements.
Dear Ms Barbara, Ladd and families..... we are so sorry for your loss. We feel so blessed to have known brother Ron and to call him our friend. He was the most Godly man I have ever known, and yet very humble. He could “dish it out “ but also take it! He had so much love and was respected by many. He will be greatly missed. It’s hard to understand why God takes some and leaves others, but we know He doesn’t make mistakes. We pray that God will give you strength, comfort and the will to press on until the day He calls us home or returns (which is drawing nigh). May you feel God’s presence and the love of others continually. We love y’all so much and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy and Donna LaBue
My heart breaks for you all. God is with you all. Praying for comfort today and in days to come.
I sure am going to miss my buddy, looked forward to coming to church because I could count on him to say something so we could fuss at each other, but we know we loved each other . So sorry Ms.Barb and family . Love y’all
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Remembering you in my prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family in this difficult time. We love you
Praying for the family during this time. It's never easy letting go of love ones but we find comfort knowing they are safe in Heaven. In the middle of the biggest family reunion with those that have gone on before and knowing one day we will join in that celebration. our thoughts and prayers are with you Tony and Betty watters
We are so sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family
Dear family,you are in my thoughts and prayers.May God grant you peace and comfort now and thru the days ahead.Thank you for all the blessings and comfort you have given to others.Ron and Ben had some good visits here on earth, now both are walking those golden streets. Praise the Lord!!
We are so very sorry. We wish we could have had time to know this great man better. His friendly, kind spirit made us instantly like him. We are praying for the family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Special prayers are with you all at this time.
Barbara, Cara, Ladd, and Misti, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ron was such a nice person and will be missed by all who knew him. Kay, Heather, and Charles
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. The Iron Mountain VFD was a big part of our community life for 20 years while we lived in Mountain View and Ron’s involvement was a positive influence. Our condolences to the Sims family.
Brother Ron was such a kind and Godly man. He will definitely be missed. Prayers for his precious family.
Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, he was a good man and good friend, he and Ladd came to our farm to help with livestock on more than one occasion, and we never met him on the road that he didn’t have a wave and a smile. He will truly be missed, our prayers for God’s peace and comfort for Ms Barbara and family. We love you all.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.
It was a pleasure serving on the Pleasant Grove Water Association Board with you, you will be missed.
My heart goes out to you Barbara, children, grandkids and the Sims family. Prayers for all of the family in this time of grief. Praying God gives you all comfort in memories in the days ahead.
What a great man! Prayers for Barbara, Cara, Misti, Ladd, and their families. May God ease your pain through the days, months, and years to come. The Partee's love you!
Condolences to the family, at this loss of Ron. May God bring comfort to your grieving hearts.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. God bless your family an go with u in your time of comfort .Lisa CarterBrody & Danielle WilsonCayson Sanders
We are so sorry for your loss.Ron was a wonderful kindhearted man. He will be truly missed. Prayers for all of the family in this time of grief.
Barbara and familyMy thoughts are prayers are with you. Praying God hugs you close and gives you comfort in memories and the hope that lies within us. Love you, Glenda
my deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. This is Kim's mother.
Ronnie was such a sweet man, I never met him without a smile on his face. He and his family are always my favorite people to converse with at our family reunions. I’m sure going to miss getting to chat with him this year; but I know he’s having much better conversations now!❤️
We are so sorry for your loss. May the comfort of knowing that he is with our Lord and Saviour be with you in the days ahead.He was a good man who will be missed by many.Blessings to you all.
My sincere prayers for the family and that God will truly bless you all with comfort and with good memories.
My heart goes out to you Miss Barb and the family.I pray that GOD will wrap his Loving arms around each of you. I Love You All Dearly. Brother Ron will be sorely missed. I will miss the short jokes most of all.
My deepest condolences for this family. A fine man gone to soon, heaven has gained one of the best. 🙏🙏🙏
Prayers for the family.
Ron was one of the finest Christian me I have ever meet. He fought a good fight and walked the last mile. He was my friend.
I always enjoyed hearing Ron sing with Brother Jim and Brother Glenn. Miss Barbara, Cara, Ladd, Misti and the entire family are in my prayers of comfort.
He was sucj a fine man. Condolances to his family during this time.
So sorry for your loss , thought a lot of Mr. Sims
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Prayers for all.
Bro. Ron was a very sweet and precious man. He will truly be missed by many. My heart, prayers, and love goes out to sweet Ms. Barbara, Ladd and all the family.
U was such an amazing friend to me . I have know u for years. U alway knew how to make my kids smile . And they loved it when u was giving them a hard time . . We love u bro Ron . The kids and I looked up to u as a grandpa . . We all miss u . . We will see u again soon . WE LOVE YOU ❤️💔💔💔💔.
Sorry for your loss, Ron was a GOOD man!!! Your family are in our prayers.
My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family. Ron will be greatly missed by all.