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Memorial Red Rose

Remembering the Life of

September 24, 1943 - March 23, 2024

Bobby Rex Simms

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Burial Location:

Riverview Memorial Gardens

119 Curtis-Askins Blvd, Fayetteville, TN 37334, USA

Bobby Rex Simms, age 80, of Dadeville, AL, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Fayetteville, TN on September 24, 1943, to the late Annie Howell Simms and Kelly Simms.

Bob was a retired Artist Illustrator with the State of Alabama Health Department in Montgomery for 32 years and a Graphic Artist with Northrup Corporation at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville for 10 years. He was an avid Ham Radio Operator since the 1970s and enjoyed hours on end talking to his many friends, both locally and around the world.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He loved the outdoors, working on projects, western movies, old cars from the 1950s, guns and collecting guns. He was a kind yet strong and loving man, easy going with a good spirit, funny and fun. He enjoyed ‘pranking’ his children and grandchildren. He would jokingly say, ‘Ask Bob’, meaning he knew a little about everything. Bob was a Christian with deep belief in God and the Bible.

In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his step-daughter, Dana Carol Crumley.

Mr. Simms is survived by his wife: Carol Price Simms; daughter: Tammy Simms Peyton and husband, B.F.; son: Bobby Rex Simms, II and wife, Nancy; step-children: Amy Yates and husband, Michael, and Jill Crumley; grandchildren: Tiffany Boyte Almes, Ragan Simms Chambless and Austin Jordan Simms; step-grandchildren: Justin Boulware, Robert Boulware, Adison Yates, Aeron Yates, Cameron Spain, Crystal Norris, Jay Simms and Brody Simms; great grandchildren: Carson Grey Chambless, Elle Riley Chambless, Charlotte Kate Almes, Henry Gray Almes, Luke Jordan Simms and Saylor Jane Simms; and brother: Gary Ned Simms and wife, Debbie.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Bobby Rex Simms.

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