Harrison H. (Boots) Sims

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Harrison H. (Boots) Sims


     With great sadness and shattered hearts, the family of Boots Sims announces he danced his way into Heaven on Wednesday Dec. 23, 2020.  He was 69.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert A. Sims and Gertude Binkley Waltz.  Boots was the loving husband of Nancy Maule Sims of Ephrata. 

     He joined the US Navy right out of High School. Worked in the parts department of High Steel Structures. In recent years, he was known as “DJ Boots”. He and Nancy played for weddings, and held many Line Dancing events throughout Lancaster and the surrounding areas. His favorite was always Low Places.   He also enjoyed his model trains.

     Boots will be lovingly missed by: his wife, Nancy; three sons, Kevin married to Tara Harris Sims, Manheim, Nick married to Tammy Kline Sims, Lancaster, Jared married to Jill Dormer Sims, Lock Haven; nine grandchildren, Ganessa (Jen) Somerruk, Shyanne, Zoe, Nicholas, Dominic, Colton, Kira, Aaron and Casey; one brother.  His sisters, Helen Nissley and Julie Urban preceded him in death. 

          Please come join us for a Celebration of Life service for Boots which will be held on Sunday, January 17th at The American Legion, 300 Cocalico Street Ephrata, PA 17522.

     Masks and social distancing precautions will be in place. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, and possibly be in a smaller group, 11:30-1:30 would be best. Service will be at 1:30. We encourage anyone that would like to share a memory of Boots, to come prepared and speak at the service. A luncheon will take place afterwards if you choose to stay.

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