Edward D. “Jake” Sims Jr.

Edward Douglas Sims Jr, AKA “Jake” and “Buckaroo” was the eldest son of the late E.D. and Betty Sims, born on November 17th, 1951. Jake transitioned from this earth Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at the home of his Josiah Jackson.
Jake attended schools in Johnston County, graduating from North Johnston High School. In his teens he was mentored and trained by E.D. to work in construction along with his brother Papoose. It was then that he perfected his skills for plastering, installing sheet rock, and everything renovation and or construction. This was the foundation for a life long career as a renovation specialist. Jake was a Jack-Of-All-Trades and mastered many areas.
His legacy and memories will be cherished by: His sister, Teresa (Dee Dee) Joyner-Forbes (Casimir); Sister-in-Law, Pansy Sims (Papoose); four nephews- Julian, Jerrell, Orlando (Wanda) and newly Adopted Nephew Rodist Pinder; Two nieces- Tanya Scarboro (Jasper)and Lyndsay Joyner-Forbes; Aunts & Uncles- Jamie “Bossie” Moore, Vassal Vernon “Tiny” Joyner, Linda Lassiter, Josia Jackson, Daniel “Boone” Sims (Ida), Leroy Sims (Evelyn) and Teresa Davis (Samuel); Two Great-Aunts- Irene “Tee” Burgess (Josh) and Jessie “Chick” Joyner; Jake had a best friend and great confidant, Elbert “Pookie” Atkinson who was also extended family. Also a host of Great-Nephews and Great-Nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services
Public Viewing:
Friday, Feb. 16th, 2018 from 4-7pm at Walter Sanders Funeral and Cremations
302 S. Brightleaf Blvd. Smithfield NC
Homegoing Celebration:
Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018
Viewing from 10-11am
Service starting at 11am officiated by Senior Pastor Braxen E. Hyman
Location: Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church,
1058 Old Stancil Rd. Kenly, NC

1 Comment

  1. Bruce Evans on February 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Jake was a dear friend. We went to school together and I have known him since we were kids. He will be missed. May God be with his family and loved ones during sad time.

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