Johnnie Waid Simms
September 4, 1949 -
March 21, 2014

Visitation

March 22, 2014
2-3PM

Service 

March 22, 2014
3PM

Interment

Obituary

Memorial services for Johnnie Waid Simms, age 64 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Ray Fraley officiating. Mr. Simms passed away Friday morning at his residence.

A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Sammie Simms and Cora Katherine Waid Simms who survives. He was former owner of Cattleman’s Restaurant in Fayetteville and the Angus Restaurant in Huntsville.

Survivors include his son Waid Simms of Franklin and mother Katherine Simms of Fayetteville, niece Nicole Simms of Fayetteville, nephew Corey Simms of Fayetteville,  great-nephews  Dylan Tanner and Bradley Simms and great-nieces Oliva Tanner and Cheyenne May and cousins. Mr. Simms was preceded in death by his brother Mallory Simms and grandparents George and Carlene Waid.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 2PM-3PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

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9 Comments

  1. Jennifer Lewter

    I worked for Johnnie at Cattleman’s years ago. He was good to me and helped spark my enthusiasm for wines. Sometimes after hours he would open up a bottle of something special he’d call “the nectar of the gods!” and share it with us. He will be missed.

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  2. Teresa and Dean McLendon

    We are so sad to hear of Johnnie’s passing. My husband and I were neighbors with him for many years and he was such a caring hard working man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Donald Spray

    So sorry to hear Johnny passed away. Love and Prayers to the family….Donald Spray

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  4. Vicki Steele

    Katherine, I am so sorry! I have a lot of memories being at your house and riding the go cart with Johnnie! Love you!
    Vicki Wisdom Steele

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  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    So sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. My family and many of my friends enjoyed many wonderful meals at Cattleman’s and always enjoyed talking with Johnny while there.

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  6. Sue Mc Kinney

    Katherine, Thinking of you and family at this time of your loss. God Bess!! love you

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  7. Tara

    Deepest sympathies to family and friends. Tara Barton Atlanta, GA. (Evelyn Vance’s granddaughter)

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  8. Tina Peel

    Ms. Katherine & Waid, I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  9. Brenda & Joe Burns

    To Catherine and all the Family .I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with each of you during this difficult time.

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9 Comments

  1. Jennifer Lewter

    I worked for Johnnie at Cattleman’s years ago. He was good to me and helped spark my enthusiasm for wines. Sometimes after hours he would open up a bottle of something special he’d call “the nectar of the gods!” and share it with us. He will be missed.

    Reply
  2. Teresa and Dean McLendon

    We are so sad to hear of Johnnie’s passing. My husband and I were neighbors with him for many years and he was such a caring hard working man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  3. Donald Spray

    So sorry to hear Johnny passed away. Love and Prayers to the family….Donald Spray

    Reply
  4. Vicki Steele

    Katherine, I am so sorry! I have a lot of memories being at your house and riding the go cart with Johnnie! Love you!
    Vicki Wisdom Steele

    Reply
  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    So sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. My family and many of my friends enjoyed many wonderful meals at Cattleman’s and always enjoyed talking with Johnny while there.

    Reply
  6. Sue Mc Kinney

    Katherine, Thinking of you and family at this time of your loss. God Bess!! love you

    Reply
  7. Tara

    Deepest sympathies to family and friends. Tara Barton Atlanta, GA. (Evelyn Vance’s granddaughter)

    Reply
  8. Tina Peel

    Ms. Katherine & Waid, I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Brenda & Joe Burns

    To Catherine and all the Family .I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with each of you during this difficult time.

    Reply

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