John S. Simms Jr.


John S. Simms “Jr.,” 84, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a son of the late John Shelton Simms and Nora Lee Teague Simms. His wife, Faye Sentelle Simms and a brother, David Lee Jr., who was known by many for his years of service as a barber on Main Street in Brevard, also predeceased him.

He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, loving grandfather and a trusting friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his three sons and their wives, Dennis and Diann Simms, of Yuma, Ariz., Wayne and Beth Simms, of Pisgah Forest, and Bryan and Ann Simms, of Lake Toxaway; one daughter, Lynnette and her husband, Tom Griffith, of England; four grandchildren, Chad Simms, Jenny Simms Mikesell, Nathan Hall and Bo Simms; eight step-grandchildren and one sister, Kate Golderer, of Gaston, S.C.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Cedar Mountain Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 579 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Moore Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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