John drove a truck for a living and he loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margie Sims; five brothers, Jimmy Sims, Tommy Sims, Billy Sims, Larry Sims and Bob Sims.
John is survived by his wife of 39 years, Paula (Nolan) Roberts; a son, Larry Roberts and wife Renee of Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter, Ann Roberts of Hollister, Missouri; three grandchildren, Alex Roberts, Tori Roberts and Brendan Roberts; a brother, Jimmy Roberts of Florida; two sisters, Shirley Arnold of Florida, Judy Moreland and husband Joe of Illinois.
The family will have a private service at a later time. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616.