Jerry Don Sims peacefully left this earth to go live with his Heavenly Father with his four children, son-in-law and great friend Donna Norton by his side. Some of his last words were, “I’m in His hands.” and he prayed for “peaceful rest.” We are sad he is gone but are blessed to know because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his prayers were answered and he is truly in God’s hands. J.D., as he was called by many was born at home in Terry County to G.I. (Bogey) and Cleo Sims. Jerry is survived by his children Jerri Sims of Irving, Mike Sims of Mineola, Carla (Mark) McMillan of Lubbock and Lori Sims of Houston; grandchildren Lauren Strong and Chase Havely; brothers Arvil Walser of Lubbock, Larry and Barry Sims of Brownfield and Terry Sims of Big Spring along with 11 nieces and nephews. The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.