Mr. Simms was born in Johnson City and the son of the late Frank & Ruby Blevins Simms. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Susie Williams, two brothers, Jack Simms and John Simms and one sister, Lillian Penix.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jeane McQueen Simms; five children, Charles Keith Simms, Gary Lynn Simms (Wendy), Michael Kenneth Simms (Rhonda), Angel Annett See (Brit) and Lori Lynnette Campbell (Ryan); one brother, Sam Simms (Gail); one sister, Rose Arp; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Reed officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to the Simms family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821