Graveside service for Albert Wayne Simms, age 86 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Tuesday at 12 p.m. at Stewarts Cemetery with Bro. Don Gatlin officiating and with Higgins Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Simms passed away Saturday at his residence.
He was a native of Huntsville, AL. and the son of the late Ross and Flora Kennedy Simms. Mr. Simms was a retired employee of Goodman Manufacturing, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Henderson Simms of Fayetteville, sons, Jack (Donna) Simms and Jerry (Susan) Simms, David (Wanda) Wilbanks, Randy (Rhonda) Wilbanks, daughter Deborah (Mark) Pennington, brothers Bills Simms, Donnie (Teressa) Simms, Jim (Becky) Simms, grandchildren Mark (Brandi) Simms, Mindy (Joe) Jennings, Jennifer Simms, Jason Simms, Christopher Wilbanks, Christin Wilbanks, Wesley Wilbanks, Zachary Wilbanks, Ashley Norris, great-grandchildren Trey Hasse, Jayden Hasse, Blakelynn Hasse, Brice Mitchell, Braylon Mitchell, Brady Jennings, Samuel Jennings, Chloe Madison Smith, Caiden Wilbanks, Baylin Wilbanks. He was preceded in death by brothers Jack and Ronnie Simms, sisters Martine Simms and Willadean Taylor.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Research.
I have been so blessed to have you in my life, you was a man of few words, you always had a kind heart and alway put everyones wishes and needs before your owe. In April 2013 we begain a journey with cancer you fought what power of 10, 000 men never giving up, never complaining, and never realizing the lesson you were teaching each one of us
I’ve always loved, I’ve alway had a great respect for you and now as our journey comes to a end I thank God for putting you in my life and sharing you with me you not just my father n law you are and always will be my dear special friend.
I am proud to say Al has been my brother in law for the last 35 years. He is and always will be the most loving, giving, and sweetest man I’ve ever known. Even though I’m all the way in California if I ever needed help he would’ve given it. That’s the kind of man he was. You will be missed, you abd that smile and quiet laugh. Love you, rest well.
This is my papa the man who I consider my dad. They raised me all my life. He was the best man I know. I love u papa. U will forever be missed!
Prayers and Peace to all who are hurting over the loss of this remarkable man. He was a caring gentle giant, full of Love & Compassion. Rest in Peace Uncle Al. We Love You, Eric & Laura Grubbs
I was so sad to hear about Albert. I worked with him at Amana. He was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. My prayers are with all of the family.
So sorry about Albert, he was sick for a long time I love all the simms family I was in the family a long time and they still treat me like family and I still think of them as family to. Albert was a great brother in-law love all of you. Carol Simms Young