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Michael Kevin Sims, 60, of Saint Louis, MO, born Sunday, October 4, 1959, in St. Charles, MO, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his residence.
Michael worked as a pilot for TWA, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and Chief Pilot at St. Charles Flying Service. He was a member of the Allied Pilots Association. He was a passionate motorcyclist, an enthusiastic skydiver, enjoyed playing guitar and was a accomplished pilot and a United States Marine Corps Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
- parents, Clifford and Mary Lou, nee Asher, Sims
Surviving are his:
- Keegan Sims of Belleville, IL
- Tayler Sims of Belleville, IL
- brother, Mark (Cindy) Sims of Old Monroe, MO
- sister, Brenda (Dave) Tremain of St. Louis, MO
- mother of his children, Ginger Miller of Belleville, IL
- 3 nieces:
- 2 nephews:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Funeral: Private services will be held. Interment will be held at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, MO.
Mike had a great witty sense of humor and great insight- I will miss his intelligence and humor.
Mike was a special person who always had something good to say. We will miss him!
Mike achieved many things, few people can, and I admire him for his accomplishments ! – he piloted both private and commercial aircraft, he survived the Marine Corps, when he could have chosen a less stressful military branch, he had a top secret clearance too!, he also planned out and had a dream home built in the country!
But to me Mike was a brother, a friend, a hockey companion, cheering the Blues to their first Stanley Cup! Mike and I shared interests in nature and sports and music. Mike was an accomplished guitar player, and loved collecting guitars and playing too.
Mike was many things! He was a sharing husband, a kind father and so much more.
Mike embraced life, and traveled adventurously not just by piloting planes, but on his motorcycle, taking on numerous road trips in all types of weather across this country, typically he would take the roads less traveled, to see more, and he liked meeting others along his journeys.
I’m already missing Mike, when he’d tell me about something new, that he learned, or heard about, or just his welcoming Sims smile he so often shared, like nobody else can!
We always enjoyed having Mike join our family gatherings. I loved visiting with him about Aviation and hearing some of his pilot stories. He will be missed and dearly remembered!!
Mike was a kind and gentle man. He knew so much about so many things, but would not make it known unless one asked, very modest and humble—- genuinely good. I will miss him.
I will miss you, Mike.
My “Brother” Mike,
We spent so many years together chasing a dream. I haven’t spent as much time together with anyone (besides my wife) except you. I miss our shared enthusiasm for guitars, model airplanes and real airplanes (in that order). I do believe your are the most intelligent guy that I’ve met. I wish you nothing more than an empty hangar to fly in, a good Zippy burger and a free lobster while building airplanes. I do believe you will reserve a place for us to fly.
My Uncle Mike was a great man, he had a kind heart. I will cherish the great memories we have together. Swimming in the pool at 12935, New Orleans for Erin’s graduation, watching Blues games together, celebrating my nurse practitioner graduation, meeting my dog, Scout, for the first time… boy, did Scout love Mike! I miss you already. I’m so glad you got to see the Blues win the Stanley Cup. Wish you were still here. I hope more than anything, you know that we love you and always will. Love your ‘nice niece nurse’
Mike was a good man who I admire and respect. You will be dearly missed, Sir.
Mike was a kind, generous, loving, tactful and highly intelligent man and a great friend. I will miss him dearly. It’s a bad loss for everyone who knew him.