Dextra Alexander Sims was born into this life on October 11, 1989, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Janice Sims and Cullen Ray Gulley, Sr.
Dextra was a graduate of Prescott High School and he later graduated from NCU in Hot Springs, AR. Dextra was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Bluff City, AR. He was employed at Georgia Pacific in Gurdon, he was formerly employed at Greg ORR Marina and Radius in Hot Springs, AR.
Dextra had a wonderful personality and made friends wherever he went. His favorite pastimes were riding four-wheelers with family and friends, fishing, and playing dominoes. Dextra enjoyed gatherings with family and friends, you could always depend on him for a good laugh. He was a member of the Bluff City Riders, VIP Pool Club of Hot Springs, and The Hoopties and Fellas Hunting Club that he formed with his cousins. Dextra was also a die-hard New York Giants fan.
Dextra completed his earthly journey on May 17, 2021, in Gurdon, AR. He was preceded in death by his father Cullen Ray Gulley, Sr., his brother Brandon Sims, step-dad Herbert Bell, Sr., Grandparents Willie Smith, Donnie & Clara Sims, Collen & Pearlie Gulley, Van & Melissa Laster, ID & Roxie Gill, Lenzie Arberry, and Clinton Sims, Sr.
Those left to cherish his memories are his mother Janice (James Williams) Sims-Bell of Arkadelphia, AR; grandmothers, Bertha Sims Arberry of Prescott, AR and Elaine Smith of Louisiana; sister, Crystal (James) Sims and brother, Reginald (Stephanie) Sims of Hot Springs, AR and a very special friend Latoya Hamilton of Hope, Arkansas.
Other survivors include sisters, Stephanie Gulley-Moore, Tara (Stanley) McClelland of Gurdon, Joycelyn Gulley of Camden, AR, Monica (Robert) McDore, and Rose Bell of Gurdon, AR; brothers, Cullen Ray Gulley, Jr. Sam (Tracy) Bell, Herbert (LaShiro)Bell, Jr. all of Gurdon, AR, and James Osborne of Germany. He also leaves godmothers, Tonette Sims Hopkins and Clara (Ronnie) Gulley; godbrothers and sisters Latoya Sims, LaRonica Gulley, Quinterion Gulley, Quantas Gulley, TreRon Gulley, Tabria Marks, Takoya Marks, and Taron Marks. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; three special nieces, Crystaja McKillion, Kiana Moore, and Jabria Barrett; special cousins who were like brothers, James Threadgill, Jr., LaGorgio Gulley, Ketric Williams, and Cord Stafford.
Public visitation will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Gurdon High School Cabe Auditorium on Saturday, May 29, 2021 with Rev. Edward Gulley, eulogist. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Bluff City, Arkansas.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Ingram, James Brown, Jr., Chris Sims, Mitchell Stafford, LaGorgio Gulley and Tony Gillard. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bluff City Riders, VIP Pool Club of Hot Springs and the Hoopties & Fellas Hunting Club.