Mr. Simms was a member of Southern Illinois Baptist Church. He was a former mechanic for Greyhound Bus Lines. Rickey was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. Sr. and Geraldine, nee Ables, Simms.
Surviving are his wife, Ok Im, nee Yun, Simms;
three sons, James Richard (Adriana) Simms of Collinsville, IL,
Paul Luke Simms of O’Fallon, IL,
and Jonathan Edward Simms of Belleville, IL;
one granddaughter, Eva Yon Simms;
five brothers and sisters, James Jr. (Ginger) Simms of Kent, OH,
Debbie (Bob) McFarland of Ravenna, OH,
Robert (Kim) Simms of Carpentersville, IL,
Linda (Jim) Nutter of Aurora, OH,
and Michele (Jack) Cristall of Ravenna, OH;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at the funeral home, with Pastor Juho Kim officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
OK IM and family,
Our deepest sympathies to you and the children….he will be greatly missed by us all….Rickey was a wonderful man, son, brother, husband, uncle & grandpa…..one of those rare men you could always count on…did his parents proud!
Love you!! Bob and Kim
Robert & Kim Simms, Carpentersville, IL, 60110
We send you all our love, we wish we could be out there with you all. But I am sorry we can’t make that long trip. But we will be with you in heart and spirit, we hope you can feel our arms hug you all and surround you with love and comfort. We are so very thankful to Jimmy and Lindie that we got to see and spend some FaceTime with Ricky a few days ago when he was in the hospital, right before he got to come home. We got to share some laughter together and share our love. God Bless You All!!!!
Norman and Mary Simms and Family, Clarksburg, Wv, 26301
i took basic training with rickey snd found out he was from kent and i was from streetsboro,ohio he was a nice guy to everyone then. after basic training we lost touch but i alway wondered what happen to him. this is a sad way to find out where he went and my heart goes out to the family sorry for your lose. he was way to young to have been takin from his family and friends… what did happen to him if someone could tell me. again sorry for your lose,,, my name is rich simon email@example.com
rich simon, mogadore, ohio, 44260
I wasn’t mentioned in the obituary or Larry but I am still sadden by his passing. Even though we weren’t the typical father and daughter. He was a part of me. I couldn’t look pass what he did in my younger years but now I am older and wiser and would have liked to say goodbye. That is life you can’t redo. So I know your loss and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I lost my husband Dave to sudden death his heart stopped. You both meet him once. He was the reason we talked that last time. Larry is 16 now and I only had the one child. I wish you peace.
Amanda Cline, Newton falls, OH, 44444