Matthew R. Sims
By Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham
Aug 15, 2019
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Bonham, Texas -- Matthew R. Sims, 53, of Ector, Texas was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1966 to Dudley Pruitt and Norma Jean (Sheffield) Sims. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Trinity Baptist Church. Bro. Henry Shelton will officiate; eulogy will be presented by Mr. Vince McGee. Interment will follow at Little Jordan Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Barnett, Alan Balthrop, Gary Brown, Kenny Kranzoe, Tim Miller, Sam Gayle, Richard Chism, Tucker Chism, Victor Manuel and Austin Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Reid Sims and Clay Sims.

Matt loved gaming of all types, and always tried to share his love of it with as any people as he could. He didnít referee just for the fame, fortune, and glory. He did it to involve you into the story of your own making, and return the karmic debt each of us owes to Gary Gygax. Whether it was DND, Munchkin, or the latest card game to hit the streets, his goal was to share a laugh and make your day better.

Matt took up the mantle of de facto Dallas gaming coordinator from John Manning over a decade ago. He tried his best to include every group in the area, no matter how big or small, and whether they played Dungeons and Dragons or some other lesser game. He could be found at a local comic store or many conventions he supported.

Gaming and fandom are what allowed him to meet Donna, the love of his life. He married Donna Jean (Sandlin) Sims on October 22, 2005 in Ector, Texas. They enjoyed games of all types, as well as their passion for the Dallas Stars.

On August 4, 2019, Matt went to roll initiative with John and Gary. He leaves behind a wealth of friends and family who loved him dearly. Take a moment to share what you love with someone else. Letís make the world a bit brighter.

He is survived by wife, Donna Sims of the home; sister, Vicki Smith and husband Timothy of Richardson, TX; brothers, Mark Sims and wife Marsha of Houston, TX and Mike Sims of Richardson, TX; 1 niece, numerous nephews along with multiple other extended family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Valerie Sims.

Family visitation will be held at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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