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Michael "Mike" Thomas Sims

Michael “Mike” Thomas Sims, age 64 of Richland, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at his residence.

Mike was born September 25, 1956, in Independence, MO, a son to Leroy and Helen (Kenser) Sims.

Mike was a graduate of Van Horn High School in Independence.

Mike was employed at Pratt Farms in Richland for 30 years.

He enjoyed listening to music, drinking beer, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, driving around the farm and spending time with his family.

Mike is survived by three sons, Shaun Sims, William Sims and Wayne Sims all of Independence; two daughters, Michaele Sims and Lindsey Smith both of Independence; 9 grandchildren, Brendan Sims, Logan Sims, Madilyn Sims, Tessa Sims, Marah Carpenter, Michael Sims, Alexis Smith, Katelyn Smith and Cole McEldery all of Independence.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday November 6, 2021, at the VFW Post 1000, 1002 E. US Hwy 24 #3106, Independence, MO 64050

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Mike and I were best friends from the age of 13. Mike’s dad, Leroy, Mike and I had a few adventures going to the lake, fishing or hunting. Mike and I lost contact around the age of 40 ( Mike and I are the same age) I have often thought of Mike and the kids I knew wondering how he was, and the kids. I googled Mike’s name and found this today. I’m heartbroken to know my best childhood friend is gone. William your a great young man. Again, my heart hurts.

Dennis Baker Apr 14 2022 7:20 PM