Marion "M.L." Lorraine Sims

February 15, 1931 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 91)


Marion Lorraine "M.L." Sims, 91 of El Campo, went to be with the Lord after a sudden illness on April 24, 2022.  He was born in Ganado, Texas, on February 15, 1931, to the late Clara Lucy Hassett Sims and Ross Clark Sims.  He was preceded in death by 5 brothers; Harley Ross SIms, James Ray Sims, Norman Joe  Sims, Donald Vernon Sims and Claude Noble Sims, and the love of his life, his wife Carolyn Sims.

He is survived by daughters Gayla McGloughlin and Marion Diane Dudley, of Iowa son Glenn Dudley, of Iowa, and three step daughters; Ada Herman of Inez, Texas, Diane Westbrook of Round Rock, Texas, and Debbie Grover of Round Rock, Texas, niece Linda Srubar of Ganado, Texas, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

M.L. was a member of the Mount Vienna Baptist Church in Vienna, Texas.  He was a faithful Christian man who loved God and believed in the power of prayer.  M.L. lived most of his life in Ganado, Texas, served in the U.S. Army as a mechanic and retired as a rice farmer.

M.L. had many passions in life, and foremost was his love of music.  He sang gospel and played guitar in his church and formed a band together with area friends in which he sang and played the guitar as well as the banjo.  He very much enjoyed "pickin and grinnin" with family and friends.  He also received many requests to sing at funerals, and he never denied these requests.  Along with his love of music, M.L. also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

M.L. laughed and sang all of the time and when he wasn't singing he was sharing the latest jokes.  This, along with his easy going attitude, is certainly what contributed to his long and healthy life.

M.L. had many proud moments in life, but one of the proudest was just 7 days after his 88th birthday, when he learned that his newest great-grandchild had been named after him.  Morgan Lorraine Hanselman, or "Little M.L." as he called her, brought great joy to him and kept him entertained and laughing during visits.  Gramps, as he was called by most of our family, loved Easter.  He was always a favorite member of the Easter Egg Hunt, up to the age of 90, he still hunted eggs with the grandchildren each year.

ML lived in Prairie View Village of El Campo for 9 years where he enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo, and dining  out every weekend for lunch.  He made many friends and was loved by all who knew him.  A special thanks to his caregiver and friends who's care and companionship meant the world to him.  He loved each and everyone of you.

At the request of the family, a private burial ceremony will be held at a later date.

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