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Otis Lee Sims Obituary

From the Ozona Stockman:

Otis Lee Sims Dies;
Ozona Rites Slated

Ozona -- Otis Lee (Pappy) Sims, 89, long-time Tom Green and Crockett County ranchman died in Crockett County Hospital about 6 p.m. Friday (May 20, 1966) after a brief illness.

Mr. Sims was born at Llano on Sept. 29, 1876, and moved to Tom Green County when he was a boy of 10.  His father settled on a ranch about 12 miles south of San Angelo long before the Ben Ficklin flood.

Mr. Sims ranched in Tom Green County until 1945 when he moved to Ozona. He was married to Lula Mae [sic] (Mary) Scott in 1899 at San Angelo.  He and Mrs. Sims celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1949.  He was a member of the Old Cowboys Association and was able to recall many historical events in West Texas history.

Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today at Ozona Church of Christ with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery here directed by Janes Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Hubert Baker of Ozona; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Adams of Fort Stockton; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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