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Allan “Curly” Lee Simms, age 80, of Aleppo, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Waynesburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born September 11, 1940 in Aleppo, son of the late Grover J. and Genieve (Anderson) Simms.
Curly was a lifetime resident of Aleppo. He graduated from West Greene High School in 1958, where he became a member of the West Greene Hall of Fame in 1957 for the undefeated football team. He was a member of Centennial Church of God in Aleppo, where he was an elder, deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and on the trustee board. Curly married Anna McDonald on September 8, 1963 and they were happily married for 56 years. He was a proud member of the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge #153, Gideons Organization, former member and Vice President of the West Greene School Board of Education in the 1970’s, the Laborers Union Pittsburgh Local 1058. Curly formerly owned his own sawmill and built log cabins. He was the head mechanic the last 18 years of his 31 year employment with Texas Eastern until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, watching West Greene High School sports, farming his cattle, and woodworking. Curly especially loved his grandchildren. He dearly loved to play card games His favorite quote was, “I was extremely proud that I never took a drink in my life and I worked 31 ½ years and never took a sick day.”
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Robert Allan (Amy M.) Simms of Aleppo, William Jerdan (Amy J) Simms of Center Township, Troy Andrew (Lora) Simms, of Cameron, WV, and Stan Rex (Heather) Simms of Arden, NC; 8 grandchildren, Kylie, Emily, Andrew, Kim, Ian, Eli, Isaac Simms, and Nathaniel Cumberledge; three siblings, William Joseph Simms of Aleppo, Austin Leroy (Barb) Simms of Waynesburg, and Lillian Smith of Moundsville, WV; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn (Kate) Simms and Janette Simms; his loyal companion (Roxie) his Jack Russell Terrier.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, one son Charles Lee Simms, who was stillborn on June 15, 1964; four siblings, Tex Howard, Willis Brooks, Richard Lynwood, and Halford Silver Simms; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Joyce and Violet Simms; 1 brother-in-law, Albert Smith.
Friends will be received Monday, January 18, 2021 from 4-8 pm at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W Roy Furman Hwy Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181, where a Masonic service will be held at 6:30pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Jack Gray, officiating and Pastor Sam Grim, co-officiating.. A private burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo for family only.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or Centennial Church of God, 112 Minnie Hill Road, New Freeport, PA 15352.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.
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