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Neal SIMMS Obituary
SIMMS, NealNeal was born to Edward and Doris E. Simms, October 22, 1939 in St. John Colony, TX and he departed this life December 25, 2013 in Austin, TX. His mother, father and two sons, Gregory Simms and Bobby Harrell, Sr. preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Shead-Simms, of Austin, daughters: Doris Burton (Larry), Shirley D. Temesgen, Sheila Shepard, son: Donald R. Harrell, Sr. (Margie), brothers: Melvin (Vera), Charles, Louis (Georgia), Quinton (Theresa) sisters: Jo Shields, Bobbie Wydermyer (Loyal), Jennifer Perkins, Tiny Marie Woodard (Nathaniel), and Charlene Simms and a host of nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Neal (Watermelon) Simms lived well and long with unshakeable resilience, gratitude and joy. If you were his friend or family member, please know he loved you dearly. Neal was known for his sense of humor and gigantic heart. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Cook-Walden Capital Parks, Pflugerville, TX - (512) 251-4118. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 31, at 1:00pm, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill. Please visit Neal's memorial website at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013
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