Dreyton John William Sims

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July 9, 2007 – July 6, 2017

Service

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Internment
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Belfast, Tennessee

Dreyton John William Sims was born on July 9, 2007 to Andre and Michelle Sims, in Smyrna, Tennessee. As a baby, he was always so loving by giving hugs, his special laugh, and just full of happiness. Dreyton always captured everyone with his beautiful smile and brown eyes. He made friends and touched many lives of people everywhere he went. Dreyton loved animals, fishing, motocross sports, video games, and especially his passion for football which made him so unique, and of course he was just “All Boy”. Dreyton loved being outdoors playing with his brothers, cousins, and friends. He brought so much joy to his family and friends. Dreyton played football for the junior pro leagues of Smyrna Bulldogs and Oakland.

Dreyton was always seen on the sidelines after all of his football games, cheering for his brother “TJ”, and the teams within his league. He often loved to be a special helper during his Uncle Rod and Grandfather’s games. He wanted to be a Defensive Back in the NFL. His favorite football teams were Alabama Crimson Tide and the Greenbay Packers. He also loved the University of Kentucky’s basketball team and would tell you they are going to win the NCAA Tournament every year. Dreyton attended school in Rutherford County, at Mitchell Nielson and in Bedford County, at Liberty Way.

 At the time of his transition from his time with his family and friends here to his time with God, he continued loving nothing more than spending time with his family. Dreyton will always be remembered for being so loving, happy, laughing, and always smiling.

Dreyton was preceded in death by his great grandparents John William (Bertie Mae) Ewing of Shelbyville, TN, Andrew Jack (Lucy Mae) Sims, Sr. of Shelbyville, TN and John (Joy) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO.

Dreyton leaves to cherish his memories, his loving mother, Michelle Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted father, Andre Sims of Smyrna, TN; loving siblings, Daesun Sims of Tampa, FL, Mersaydes Vela of Shelbyville, TN, Kaleb Vela of Shelbyville, TN and Tahjay “TJ” Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted grandparents, Mary Sims of Smyrna, TN, Andrew Jack Jr. (Marilyn) Sims of LaVergne, TN, David (Susan) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; devoted uncles, Rod Sims of  Smyrna, TN, Tyrek Collier of  Antioch, TN and Matthew Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great uncles, William Ewing of Nashville, TN and Tommie Lee Sims of Columbus, OH; loving aunts, Shameka Sims of Smyrna, TN and Valerie Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great aunts, Karen Johnson of Shelbyville, TN, Lisa Sparrow of Shelbyville, TN and Gayle Sparrow Maher of Shelbyville, TN; special cousins, Alexus Spinks of Smyrna, TN, Aneesia Spinks of Smyrna, TN and Xavier Hamby of Smyrna, TN; along with a host of devoted cousins, family and friends of the family.

4 thoughts on “Dreyton John William Sims

  1. I Am So Sorry For You’ll Loss I UNDERSTAND The Loss Of A Child But You Can’t Question GOD PRAYER AND FAMILY FRIENDS WILL HELP YOU HELP YOU! You Will Hurt I Hurt Everyday But Just Know That Hes Not The Only Child After Lanyah💜 GOD Should Me That He Takes Children All The Time And He Came And Got My Child Kirsheika💙 This Year She Was 28. My GrandChild Last Year Lanyah💜 She Was 9. So Think Of The Happy Things . He Was A Cute Young Man And Happy! To One Family That Has Loss A Child From Another Family That Has Loss A Child Love You’ll Im Praying For Your Family And Friends

  2. Praying for comfort and strength for the entire family. I cant say I know how you feel but i can only imagine. I didnt have the pleasure of knowing sweet Dreyton, but I think the entire community has grew love for him. Such a tragic story and I pray for the mother and father. Lord I ask that you place your unchanging hands on her right IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!! Allow God to carry right now. For he can do ALL THINGS. Trust in him. He will see you through. RIP Sweet Angel….Mia Miller and Family… Nashville, Tennessee

  3. My heart goes out to your family! My
    Prayers and condolences to you all. So sorry that a fun day turned into your worst nightmare. God will show you that this was his plan for Dreyton. He makes no mistakes. He is playing tons of football on streets of gold and laughing the days away. He is the lucky one as he is with our father. You will see him Again in a much happier place. Prayers 🙏🏼❤️

  4. Continued prayers for your family. May God continue to bless your family with love and compassion. The photograph of Drayton in his football uniform reminded me of my son when he played flag football. Cherish the memories! Love and peace, Fredia Lusk

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