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.