Kenneth Lee Simms


Kenneth Lee Bud Simms 95 of Fairlea passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Brier Nursing and Rehab Center.
Bud was born February 26, 1923 at Maxwelton to the late Charles Carroll and Margaret Brown Simms.
Bud was Owner/Operator of Simms Esso in Ronceverte from 1950 until 1960 when he sold it and then bought what is now Simms Exxon in Lewisburg in 1960; a member of the Fairlea Ruritan Club, Lewisburg Rotary; American Legion Post # 200. Bud was a WWII Navy Veteran having served as a Tail Gunner off of a Hellcat Dive-bomber having been awarded the Silver Star and Airmans Medal among others. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He served on many committees at Trinity and was a member of the Methodist Men.
Other than his parents, Bud was preceded in death by sisters; Catherine Simms and Ella McClung; brothers, James, Bill, Clarence, Ray, Perry Snookie and Charlie Simms.
Surviving include his wife of 70 years, Della Lea Brant Simms of Fairlea; daughter, Sandy Tuckwiller of Lewisburg; sons, Kenny Simms and wife Donna of The Villages, FL; Larry Simms of Miami, FL, George Simms and wife Diane Of Lewisburg; grandchildren, David Tuckwiller, Ross Tuckwiller, Kelly Tuckwiller Collins, Amanda Simms, Andrew Simms, Lisa Hagerty, Harry Simms, June Simms; great grandchildren, Lochlan Hagerty, Tenner Hagerty, Ward Tuckwiller, Grace Tuckwiller, Josie Tuckwiller and Louise Collins.
Bud was a proud donor to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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Published on October 15, 2018
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