Rick Sims Death: A Pillar of Peabody Community Passed Away at 67


The community of Lynn and Peabody, Massachusetts, is grieving after the untimely death of Richard J. Sims Sr., affectionately known as Rick Sims. The beloved father of Jess Sims passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, aged 67. His sudden passing left family, friends and the community reeling from the loss.

Born in Lynn to the late Frank R. and Angelina M. (Sequeira) Sims, Rick Sims was a man who dedicated his life to service and family. He spent most of his life in Peabody, where he grew up with Lynn. A proud graduate of Peabody High School, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Framingham State University and then earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College.

Rick Sims devoted many years of his life to the Peabody Police Department, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. In addition to his law enforcement work, he also owns and operates Sims Brothers Painting. However, amid his professional achievements, one of his greatest joys is coaching his children in sports and attending their various activities.

Rick Sims passed away suddenly on December 13, 2023. The cause of his death has not been publicly announced. His sudden passing stunned those who knew him, leaving a significant void in the hearts of Lynn and Peabody’s family, friends, and community.

Rick Sims is not just a father, a police sergeant or a business owner; he is a pillar of the community. He was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, whether it was coaching his children, playing hoops or looking forward to family vacations.

As we mourn the passing of Rick Sims, we also honor his life and the impact he had on those around him. His dedication to service, his love for his family and his commitment to his community will forever be remembered. As we say goodbye, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his memory continue to inspire and guide us in life.