Kenneth Lee Simms
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Kenneth Lee Simms
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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