Bascom Sims


Bascom Sims
Bascom Sims

Bascom Sims, 74, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on December 20, 2023.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., Friday, December 29, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 30, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Terrill Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Bascom was born in Shamrock, Texas on April 5, 1949, to Mary Louise (Brawley) and Wesley Brooks Sims.  He graduated from Tascosa High School and Amarillo College.  He married the love of his life, Debbie Benton, in 1972 and they were married 51 wonderful years.  They loved to travel and watch football where they hardly ever rooted for the same team.  He was a big Alabama football fan and loved to get phone calls to harass his nieces and nephews with the Alabama fight song as his ringtone. Bascom worked for Walmart for 30 years where he retired as District Manager and was respected by many colleagues. He loved to play golf and enjoyed spending time with his golfing buddies. Most recently, he started attending the men’s bible study group from Paramount and he loved reading and studying his bible. Bascom was an only child but immediately acquired numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews when he married Debbie.  He was a Rock for Peggy, Kathe, Kim, Ethan, and Hogan and will be missed beyond measure. Bascom was known to be reserved and quiet at times, but that mind was churning and soon he would play a joke or scare somebody just for a laugh.

Here’s to you Woody—ROLL TIDE!

He was preceded in death by his mother; father; aunts, Pearl Johnson, Marie Reeves; and uncles, Van Brawley, Jack Brawley, Pete Brawley, and Leonard Brawley.

He is survived by Debbie, his devoted wife; Sophie Grace, their four-legged fur baby; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation of the High Plains.

10 Replies to “Bascom Sims”

  1. Debbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort through this difficult time. Everytime I’m in Amarillo and drive by the shop, I think about the wonderful ladies that were there. God Bkess you and your family.

  2. Debbie and Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He has always been one of my favorite customers, always so kind and friendly. He will surely be missed. Praying for you Debbie and the rest of your family.

    Your Postman

  3. Debbie, please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Glen and I pray for the “peace of God that transcends all understanding to guard your hearts and minds”. In Christ Jesus

  4. Bascom was a great friend and neighbor. He always was a gentleman, whether he was on the golf course or while taking in our alley. We never had a conversation that did not include thanks for being a believer in Jesus Christ and living in the United States. I’m sure going to miss him.

  5. So sorry to hear of Bascom’s passing. He was a wonderful husband to Debbie & embraced her family & ours. His journey on this earth is done & he is rejoicing with his Savior & beloved ones. Tony is there welcoming him.

  6. Debbie, Peggy and family! It was a shock to get this phone call! My first great boss and a life-long friend! An exemplary husband, uncle and friend! I’ll never forget his laugh!!! Sure wish I could be there, but you know I’ll be there in spirit! All my love…Trish

  7. I am so sad and sorry to hear of Bascom’s passing. While I have not seen him in a while, I will always remember him as a gracious, caring well respected man, full of life and totally devoted to his family. Laurie and I offer our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and the entire family.

  8. Debbie, and Family,
    I just found Bascom on Facebook last week. We worked together at Wal~Mart in San Angelo Tx, a million, or so, years ago ( mid 1980’s). I am sorry I did not find him earlier. I would have like to re-establish our friendship. I remember Debbie as a sweet, wonderful, friendly, person. You will all be in my prayers.

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