John Stacy Simms Jr.

Saturday, July 23, 1921 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of John  Stacy Simms Jr. - 1921-2019

Canton- John Stacy Simms, Jr., age 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Silver Bluff Village.

John was born July 23, 1921 and was the son of the late John S. Simms Sr. and the late Corene B. Simms. Mr. Simms had proudly served his country as a Veteran of the United States Army.  He had resided in Florida before moving to Haywood County where he had made his home for the past 25 years.  Mr. Simms was a retired Insurance Executive and had made many friendships that he treasured throughout his business career.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and also in his later years, Mr. Simms faithfully taught Sunday School at Silver Bluff Village. He will be remembered as a loving husband and a devoted Christian.     

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Watkins Simms who passed away in 2014 and also a son, David Simms.   

Surviving are his sons, John S. Simms, III and Howard “Bo” Simms; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service.  Reverend Dr. Roy Kilby will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Bethel Community Cemetery.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Simms family.

Condolences from family and friends


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A dear man that I was privileged to know during the years he and his dear wife were there with my daughter Elizabeth, who passed away 6 years ago.
Juanita Dixon