Thomas Simms

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  • "I will miss you so much daddy"
    - Billy Simms
  • "My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear..."
    - V.C.
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YORK, S.C. - Thomas Lester Simms Sr., 77, passed away April 9, 2014, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Bratton Funeral Home in York with the Rev. Don Capell officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Bratton Funeral Home.

Thomas was a son of the late William Simms and Heppie Mathis Simms. He was retired from City of Gastonia in Waste Management De-partment. He was owner of Allstate Septic Tank Service and he served in the U.S. Air Force

He is survived by his wife Lillian Epps Simms, two sons Thomas L. Simms Jr., Billy Simms, three grandchildren Courtney Rumsey, Heather Piper, Thomas, Brandon Simms and six great-grandchildren Tyler Walker, Thomas Neal Simms, Carly Rumsey, Caleb Piper, Ethan Piper, and Claire Rumsey.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Simms family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 11, 2014