Worked as a computer programmer for 30 years

Fred L. Simms, 72, of Rocky Mount, Missouri, and formerly of Hannibal, MO, died at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Private Graveside services and Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 6 PM to 8 PM Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

 Mr. Simms was born October 13, 1940, in Hannibal, MO to Robert Scott and Dorothy  Blakeslee Simms.

He was married to Geneva Waid in 1960 in Hannibal, MO.  She survives.

Other survivors include 2 sons, Robert "Bob" Frederick Simms (Sue) of Columbia, MO, Charles "Chuck" Simms (Melinda) of Wentzville, MO, 1 brother, Robert Edwin Simms (Judy) of Hannibal, MO, 2 Sisters, Patricia Powell (Dan) of Hannibal, MO, and  Mary Quigley (Pat) of Kansas City, MO, 4 Grandchildren, Robert Bryan Simms, Andrea Bryan Simms, Samantha Renee Simms and Elizabeth Michelle Simms and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Simms was a computer programmer for over 30 years for Daffron and Associates in Bowling Green, Missouri.  Prior to that he did mechanic work.  He enjoyed computers, woodworking and he liked to create wood pens and other woodworking.  Mr. Simms was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association or the Arthritis Foundation in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

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