He was retired from Tucker Freight Line and a farmer. Interment was at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: brother Julian Simms of Georgia; sisters Evelyn Carmichael of Knoxville and Joyce (Woody) Woodall of Springfield; children Dianne (Cliff) Cozart, Jim (Marcia) Goodall, Jan (Richard) Theoret of Canada, Joe (Cathy) Goodall and Debbie (Steve) Pollock of North Carolina.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Simms was preceded in death by his parents, Will W. and Elizabeth Simms; wife Dora Ann Simms; sisters Lucille Harlan and Beth Lindsley; brother William Vincent Simms; and son Tony Goodall.
Family members served as active pallbearers. Honorary: friends and family at Four Winds Truck Stop. Memorial contributions may be made to the local VFW.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.