July 11, 1932 ~ December 23, 2020

Born in: Edmonton, Ky
Resided in: Edmonton, Ky

Philip Ray Sims, 88 of Edmonton, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.   Born July 11, 1932 he was the son of the late Edgar and Elsie Thompson Sims.

Philip was a graduate of John Greer High School in Hoopeston, Illinois. After graduation he served in the United States Marines obtaining the rank of Staff Sargent.    After his military service he married Patsy Love who preceded him in death December 13, 2011.   They had one son Douglas Ray Sims who died as an infant.

Philip was a member of the Edmonton Baptist Church, Edmonton Masonic Lodge #931 and Scottish Rite of Free Masons.   He retired from the US Postal service after 30 years of service as a rural mail carrier.

After retiring Philip remained very active.   He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and UK fan.

Philip is survived by one brother Edward and wife Edith Sims of Hoopeston. A brother in law Richard Roberts of Plainfield, Indiana. Two sisters in law, Maedell Walker and Marcella Love both of Edmonton. He is survived locally by the following nieces and nephews.    Barry and Jerry Walker, Becky Nutter, Cindy Young, Tony, Tracey and Robin Love,  Lisa Matthews, Diane Scott, Martha Love-Moore and several other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.   He also survived by a special friend Steve Thompson.

Besides his parents, wife and son Philip was preceded in death by sister Mary Elizabeth Roberts and a nephew Mark Love.

Funeral services for Philip Sims will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 29th with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph.    Masonic services will be held Monday evening beginning at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.   A walk-through visitation for Mr. Sims will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday and after 9:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.   Anyone wishing to honor Mr. Sims in person at the funeral home will be required to wear a mask or other face covering and practice social distancing to protect others in attendance.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Sims.   Please share your messages of condolence with the family at


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  1. So very sorry. He will be missed. I have so many memories of him from the summers spent there. Glad that he is reunited with Patsy and their son Douglas.

  2. Our deepest sympathy. Loved this man. He was so special. Mine are memories from the golf course. I can still hear him saying “slow down”. He will always be missed.

  3. So sorry for the loss. Uncle Philip will be greatly missed. My memories was when I was very young, he loved to play and rough house with all the little kids. Always had a big smile!! My heartfelt condolences to you all.

  4. My sincere sympathy to all of his loved ones! Philip (and the rest of the Edgar Sims family, especially Mary Elizabeth) were near neighbors until they moved to Hoopeston, and after they returned to Metcalfe. (Confession: as a teenager, Philip was my first “crush”, which I’m sure he never was aware of ! ) In later life, I loved the friendship which developed between Leroy and Philip–how they enjoyed fishing and spending time at the golf club with Terry and Rick & Charlotte and others!! And he was Leroy’s trusty substitute many weekends on the Courier Journal route….and most important, we all shared a love of Patsy. I will miss him being there!

    • So sorry. We have not been close in lots of yr.but remember my child hood around Edmonton and around.

  5. Uncle Phillip & Aunt Patsy were such great people. I always looked forward to seeing them. Some of my favorite Edmonton memories were at there house. He always had a bright smile, hearty laugh and vibrant spirit. I am sad for the loss but take comfort that he is finally truly home and reunited with loved ones who preceded him.

  6. I’m so sorry for the loss of Phillip! He was a fine man and one I had much respect for. I have special memories of him while I was growing up. He, Patsy and my parents were good friends. He also served on the fire department with my dad many years. Rest In Peace Phillip.

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