Douglas Ray Sims, 52, of Sandia passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1957 in Victoria, Texas. He was employed by El Paso Corporation.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Sims.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Connie Rae Sims of Sandia, Texas; his daughter, Eileah Renee Sims of Sandia, Texas; his parents, Norman and Martha Sims of Victoria, Texas; his brother, Robert (Darcy) Sims of Houston, Texas; his grandmother, Leona Kirchner of Victoria, Texas.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Sims, Glenn Hagemann, Mike Cockrell, Steve Cockrell, Jeff Cockrell and David Ainsworth.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home