Cole Chiappari Sims, age 23, of Bell Buckle, passed suddenly from this life June 18, 2023, at Vanderbilt-Bedford Hospital. 

Born on September 20, 2000, in Shelbyville, TN, Cole was the son of Blake & Beth Chiappari Sims. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Devon Chiappari.

Along with his parents he is survived by: brothers, Raine, Storm, Rivers and Braxton Sims; grandparents, Michael & Sherry Sims and Michael & Kathleen Chiappari; aunts & uncles, Stacey (Jim) Chiappari, Julie (Tom) Holtschult, Katie (Paul) Klee, Amy (Bill) Smith, Meg Chiappari, and Allyson (James) Abbott; cousins, Jessa, Jacqueline, Spencer, Grace, P.J., Michael, Megan, Thomas, Kate and Benjamin. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2023, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Herbert Derickson and Tim Gray officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held Monday, prior to services beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Center Ministries @ or by mail: 1510 N Clydeton Rd, Waverly, TN 37185.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.