Sims, Taylor

Taylor Thomas Sims

October 23, 1982 - June 7, 2019

Taylor Thomas Sims was born on October 23, 1982 to Raymond and Sonya, and passed away on June 7, 2019 at the age of 36. Taylor was one of a kind.  He knew from a very young age that he was going to live life to the fullest and could never work at a desk job.  His whole life he thought out of the box, pushed the limits and people recognized his incredible talents in multiple areas.   He was a lifelong learner, which allowed him many successful businesses throughout childhood and as an adult.

He graduated high school early and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Thomas Edison State College. After college, Taylor worked for Keith Kraft Motor Sports for a couple of years before starting his own business.  He operated Dallas Performance for the last twelve years, which is an international high performance automotive engineering company. 

Even more important than his amazing business skills, Taylor was a most loving son, brother, husband, father and friend. He loved his wife more than anything he accomplished and without her love and support, he could not have fulfilled his dreams.  His children looked up to him like a hero, as did others whose lives he touched.  His family and friends know him as the sweetest, most humble man you’ve ever met.  He was someone you could rely on and easily talk to.

Although each of us are heartbroken over the loss of our dear Taylor, we are thankful he passed doing what he loved. 

Taylor is survived by his wife, Stephanie Sims; children, Averie, Sawyer, and Noah Sims; father, Raymond and wife, Deanne Sims of Lucas, Texas; mother, Sonya Howeth and husband, Kirk of McKinney, Texas;  siblings, Kallie Yoas and husband, Peter of Austin, Texas,  Raymee Smith and wife, Jenn of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Micaela Provence and husband, Brody of Luna, New Mexico, Elijah Howeth of McKinney, Texas, and Walker Sims of Lucas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Cottonwood Creek Church, 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, Texas. 

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I know that you're in a better place brother. I never got the chance to tell you how proud I am of you and all you have accomplished. You touched the lives of everyone around you. You leave behind a legacy that everyone should follow. A true legend and pioneer with a heart of gold.
David Neff, August 5, 2019