Thomas O. Simms

April 13, 1949 - September 11, 2018

04/13/1949 - 09/11/2018

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Visitation
Thursday September 13, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Altmeyer Funeral Home
Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall St.
McMechen, WV

Service
Thursday September 13, 2018
5:00 pm

Additional Information:

Altmeyer Funeral Home
Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall St.
McMechen, WV

Thomas O. Simms, 69, of McMechen, WV, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born April 13, 1949, in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Alonzo & Marie (Vermillion) Simms.

Thomas was a retired Assistant Supervisor for the Ohio County Department of Highways District 6, a Christian by faith, a US Airforce Veteran, Free Mason, member of the Knights of Pythias, El Tor Grotto, Belmont Better Hunting/Fishing Club and member of the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of The Family Band and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending time at his camp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Wife, Betty Sue Simms.

Thomas is survived by his four daughters, Rachelle Zirk of Massillon, OH, Crystal (Ron) Bauer of Wheeling, Jill (Brad) Wiggins of Ashburn, VA and Loni (Joe) Richmond of Moundsville, WV; brother, Kenneth “Larry” (Margaret) Simms of Cardington, OH;five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood/McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, from 3 pm until the time of services at 5 pm, with Dr. Mitch Johnston officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department or Project Hope in Thomas’s name. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Marsha Biery-Skamel
4 years ago

May he rest in Jesus arms and be at peace., a Triadelphia Little Red 4-ever.

Robert W Gracey
4 years ago

Crystal and family, sorry to learn of the loss of your father. May he rest in peace, and may you find comfort in your memories of him.

Leah & Bret Gunther
4 years ago

Sending our love from afar to Loni and her family. We are deeply saddened by this news and are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.

Arlene Kettler
4 years ago

Loni and Sister’s, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad! Sending Hugs and Prayers, With Heart Felt Sympathy, Walt and Arlene Kettler

Ward Bray
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas O. Simms, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Thomas O. Simms, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Mary Lee Porter
4 years ago

Crystal, praying for you and your family. May God welcome your Dad home.

Leon (Lee) Kinney
4 years ago

Prayers for all of Tom’s Daughters and his extended family, he was a good man and great friend the few years we shared an office together an District 6 Materials Lab we had a lot of fun times and laughter, I will miss him.