Sims Braxton Lang, 67, of DeSoto passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Charlton Methodist Hospital.

He was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Boone, Iowa to Charles Braxton and Marilyn (Hastings) Lang. Sims married Glenda Williams on Dec. 27, 1970, and was a member of Southwest Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Sims was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Glenda Lang of DeSoto; son, Braxton Lang and wife, Stacey, of Austin; daughter, Amber Gallimore and husband, Brian, of Allen; grandson, Bryson Gallimore of Allen; brother, Dan Lang and wife, Janice, of Abilene; sister, Debby Hardin and husband, Curtis, of Mesquite; niece, Alicia Grills of Rockwall; and nephews, Charles Friedrichs of Norman, Okla., and Trent Lang of Austin. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral in Waxahachie with the Rev. Charles Kendall officiating. Interment will follow at Italy Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.