George E. Simms III

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George E. Simms III, born Jan. 19, 1993, son of Lucinda Renee Palmer Simms and George E. Simms Jr., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, after losing a long battle with addiction. If anyone thinks that it can't happen to them, read on.

George was a 2011 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, where he excelled in academics and most notably sports. Beginning at a young age, he was extremely active and competitive in everything that he did, from Plymouth Youth Soccer to Larksville Greenwaves to Ed-Lark Little League and teener's teams and later wrestling for the Spartans. He was a four-time letter winner in football and wrestling at Wyoming Valley West. In football, George was named super sophomore in 2009 and team MVP in 2010. In wrestling, he was District 2 champion in 2011.

For those that knew George, he had a smile that could light up a room, and a laugh that was contagious. He was a loyal son, brother and friend. He had a thirst for life and experiencing all that it had to offer. His addiction began shortly after his high school career, and he did attempt to overcome this battle.

George is survived by his parents, George Edward Simms Jr. and Lucinda Renee Palmer Simms; sister, Brittany Nichole Simms, Blakely; brother, Derrick Michael Simms, Luzerne; grandparents, Joe and Edna Jones, Tampa, Fla.; and grandmother, Rita Simms, Larksville.

Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.

Private funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to one of the many organizations that George was most proud of: Wyoming Valley West Football Booster Club, Wyoming Valley West Wrestling Club, Luzerne County SPCA, or an addiction center of your choice.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 15, 2017