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Russell "Rusty" D. Sims

January 19, 1974 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 45)


Russell "Rusty" D. Sims, 45, of Ellettsville died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 19, 1974 in Bloomington his mother was Rebecca (Vaught) Pemberton and Bill Pemberton who Rusty considered his Dad and his father, Austin L. Sims, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Cassara and Autumn Sims both of Bloomington; two grandchildren; two sisters; five brothers and many more family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Sims, Jr. and grandparents, Robert and Betty Vaught and Austin and Louise Sims.

Rusty was a plumber. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and music.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Clear Creek Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to the family at the cemetery. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with Rusty's family at

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Graveside Service
September 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Clear Creek Cemetery
West Church Lane
Bloomington, IN 47403

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