David Dewar Sims

April 30, 1953 - October 6, 2021
David Dewar Sims


David Dewar Sims, age 68 of Wilmington, NC, sadly and unexpectedly passed away at his home on October 6, 2021.

David was born on April 30, 1953 in Annapolis, MD to the late Neil Harry and Edith Sedwick Sims.

David is survived by his daughter Mary Sims Carty, Mary’s son, David’s loving grandson, Reiner Sims Carty, his brother Geoff Sims, a special nephew Neil Sims, his former wife, mother of his daughter, Sherry Johnson, and many other special and dear family members and friends. He is predeceased by both his aforementioned parents and his two brothers, Neil and Steve Sims.

There will be a full obituary to come.

There will be a Celebration of Life for David on Saturday, November 13 at 2:00pm at the residence of Geoff and Leslie Sims.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 09, 2021
    Ken Turlington says:
    Dave and I were great friends in high school. Dave and Wife Sherry were in our wedding. Had been talking and texting Dave about the Reunion! Great guy!! Will be missed!!

  • October 09, 2021
    Roxanne Rivenbark says:
    Your dad was always nice to me the short time I knew him, So sorry for your loss.

  • October 09, 2021
    Julie Carpenter says:
    Everyone’s got that one cool uncle.. and weird uncle. “Uncle Dave” was a perfect combination. He was an all around good type of guy, always smiling, and always up for a good time and a good laugh. My heart goes out to the whole family. I hope you reach for all the great times you had and my heart breaks for the time less had.

  • October 09, 2021
    Jen Kozik says:
    I feel like I knew Dave my whole life. He was my dad’s best friend and was like a second dad to me. I remember going to his house throughout my childhood and would make sure to visit him when back in Wilmington. He helped my family during difficult times and was *always* there for my sister and me. After my dad passed, I asked Dave if I could contact him whenever there was an event that I would’ve shared with my dad. Dave was a wonderful, giving person. I will miss his presence and his laugh. He loved you, Mary and Reiner, to the moon and back. ❤️

  • October 11, 2021
    Mike Samson says:
    I was an editor/videographer for Dave at Time Warner. We lived in the neighborhood too. He opened his home to me and was a good friend. My memories of Wilmington and Pine Valley are weeknights at his house tossing some horseshoes or talking about the Orioles after work.