Daniel Albert Sims Knoxville, TN Daniel (Dan) Albert Sims, age 61, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. Dan was owner of Sims Metalworx and was a specialty welder (Certified) and fabricator. Some of his work included working on race car engine/body parts and fabricating theatrical designs. Dan was especially proud of the work he did at Pratt Pavilion on the UT campus while employed at Axis Fabrication and Machine Co. He enjoyed hiking in the Smokies, and preparing and enjoying gourmet food and fine wine. He was preceded by mother, Edith Combs Sims. Survived by his wife of 18 years, Marsha Rochelle Sims; father, A.H. (Herman) Sims; sisters, Elizabeth Sims Thomas and Marta Sims Ray (Rick); and three nieces and one nephew. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Jimmy Sherrod officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com .
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