JOHN SIMS, information anchor and editor at GLEISER COMMUNICATIONS Information-Discuss KTBB-A-F/TYLER, TX, died FRIDAY (3/31) of accidents sustained when he was hit by a automotive whereas strolling close to his residence in TYLER on TUESDAY (3/28). He was 70.
SIMS, a PHILADELPHIA native, labored over 45 years in radio, principally in EAST TEXAS, the place he hosted at KDOK earlier than becoming a member of KTBB in 1998.
Proprietor PAUL GLEISER mentioned, “We’re heartbroken, plain and easy. JOHN was pretty much as good because it will get as a radio newsman. However past that, he was a sort and mild soul with a coronary heart to make his group higher. The many individuals from throughout EAST TEXAS and from throughout the social and political spectrum who’ve reached out to us following JOHN’s accident function testomony to a life nicely lived. We’ll miss him greater than I can say.”