The family of Mr. Simms will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until the service. The funeral service, conducted by Brother Todd Elliott, is 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
Eddie Simms, age 74, passed away on Dec. 23, 2013.
Mr. Simms, a veteran of the United States Army, had a career in nursing, and retired from orthopedic sales after 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathy Simms; children, Glenda (Brian) Newberry, Joe (Jenny) Simms; sisters, Doris (Roy) Faircloth, Barbara Nicholson; grandchildren, Jenna Simms, Jamie Simms, Morgan Newberry and Madison Newberry.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eloise Jakes Simms; sister, Beverly Bell; and brother, David Simms Sr.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bell, Clay Faircloth, Steele Yancy, Bobby Meadows, Robert Wood, John Long, Carlos Shannon and David Simms Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Davidson, Max Harper and Mid-Tenn Sam’s and the 1963 St. Thomas Nursing Class. Special thanks goes to the staff at St. Thomas West. Make memorial contributions in honor of Eddie Simms to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, 800-241-4438.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393, obits 615-758-8818.