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Obituary for Stephen Earl Sims II

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Stephen Sims on Thursday,
February 15, 2024 at the age of 43. A dedicated servant to his community and a doting
husband, loving father, proud grandfather, and coveted friend, Stephen's legacy of
service and love will forever be remembered.

Visitation and Service will be located at Shoal Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 21.
Visitation will be from 9:00am to 11:30am. The Service will begin at 11:30am.
A faithful member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, he served on
multiple ministry teams, embodying his commitment to both his faith and his
community. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery.

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Pam and Dennis Spaeth.
Stephen is survived by his wife and soulmate, Laura B. Sims, children Braden Stephens,
Hope Sims (Coby McCool), Boak Sims, Tripp Sims, granddaughter Rivers McCool,
father/mother-in-law Huey and Julie Bellisle, sister Brandi Myrick (Richard Myrick),
father Steve Sims, and step-mother Margie Sims. His love and guidance extended to a
host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends who will dearly miss him.

Stephen’s life was a beacon of selflessness and dedication, both in his public service
and in his personal life. This unwavering commitment extended into his professional life
in law enforcement, where he served with integrity and honor. He began his
distinguished career in law enforcement with the Montgomery Police Department in
2003. Over his twenty-year career, he served with dedication and distinction in various
capacities, including the Wetumpka Police Department, Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office,
and the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office. He was assigned to the Central Alabama Drug
Task Force, U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Elmore County Special Operations Unit,
and Major Crimes Investigations. Stephen was also a gifted instructor, sharing his
knowledge and passion for law enforcement with his peers throughout the state. His
bravery and commitment to duty were recognized with multiple commendations,
including the Medal of Valor awarded on April 1, 2005, by the Montgomery Police

Pallbearers: AJ Carr, Chase Shaw, Jordan Denney, Nick Betts, Stephen Brock, Todd
Mims, Ty Thompson.

As we mourn the loss of Stephen Sims, we also celebrate his remarkable life and the
enduring legacy he leaves in our hearts. Those fortunate enough to have been part of
his circle are undoubtedly better for it. May his memory inspire us to embody the same
courage, compassion, and devotion that he exemplified every day.​