Leroy Sims

July 12, 1941 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 79)


Leroy Sims was born July 12, 1941 in Lee County, AL to Mary Lee Sims and Roosevelt Moore, both of whom preceded him in death.  He resided in Birmingham with his grandparents, Will and Iola Sims until relocating to the Auburn/Loachapoka, AL area.

          After graduation, he moved to Northwest Indiana and began a career at Inland Steel where he worked as a crane operator for over thirty years.  While bowling, he met the love of his life Carolyn Cooper whom he married on August 4, 1979.

          On May 30th, Leroy answered the Lord’s final call on his life as he transitioned from labor to reward.  He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Carolyn, daughters; Nicole (Clinton) Trask of Chicago, IL, Tawanda (Brennon) Wesley of Fort Wayne, IN; one brother, James Ross, Jr. of Phenix City, AL; four sisters, Annie Plummer of Syracuse, NY, Fannie Luke of Phenix City, AL, Delores (Howard) Thompson of Columbus, GA, Mary Helen (Claude) Summers of Ray City, GA; grandchildren Nickiyanna (Jason) Johnson, Clinton Trask, Jr., Nia S. Trask, Bianca Wesley, and Brielle Wesley.

          Visitation will be Sunday June 6 from 3pm – 7pm and Monday June 7 from 9am – 11am.  Celebration of Life will be Monday June 7 at 11am.  All services will be held at the Sweet Home MB Church, 3634 W. 11th Ave, Gary, IN 46404.  (SANITATION AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE OBSERVED).

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June 6, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church
3634 W. 11th Avenue
Gary, IN 46404

Funeral Service
June 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church
3634 W. 11th Avenue
Gary, IN 46404

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