God called Mr. William Harold Simms to his sweet resting place in the bosom of Jesus on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born to the late William Sr. and Florence L. Simms on June 16, 1953, in Farmville, Va.
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William was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va. He retired after 19 years of service with the County of Prince George, Va. He was a model train enthusiast and an avid fisherman.
He leaves to cherish his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, the Rev. Charlotte Mayes Simms of Petersburg, Va.; two children, William Simms III of Petersburg and Keisha Simms of Lynchburg, Va.; two stepsons, Eric Mayes of Los Angeles and Bryant Mayes III (Patrice) of Owings Mill, Md.; three grandchildren, TyQuanté Simms of Lynchburg, Va., Demetrius Simms and Sincere Frederick of Petersburg, Va.; two stepgranddaughters, Peyton and Piper Mayes of Owings Mills, Md.; two brothers, Trevalyn Simms (Clara) of Petersburg, Va., and Elmondo Simms of Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Jacqueline Simms of Lynchburg, Va.; one aunt, Virginia Mason of Lynchburg, Va.; one uncle, Robert Goode of Baltimore; brother-in-law, Melvin Jones of Petersburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Paige Harper of Chesterfield, Va., and Brenda R. Harper of Washington, D.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services for Mr. William H. "Bill" Simms will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Thweatt, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral establishment.
The family will receive friends at 209 Dunlop Street, Apt. 205, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-380-1575.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Simms and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from June 16 to June 20, 2014