Allan V. Simms

Allan Virgile Simms, 81, formerly of Burning Springs, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Leewood Nursing Home in Annandale, Va., after a brief illness. His son, John, and grandson, Jeremy, were at his side.

He was the son of the late John N. and Sarah McClung Sims.

He was a veteran of the war in Korea, a Sharpshooter, and earned the rank of SFC at the age of 19. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Sarah Sims; seven brothers, Chester, James Tilden, Gay and Ray (Twins) Howard, Floyd and Alva; two sisters, Anna Robinson and Pearl Vincent; one daughter, Rachell Lea Simms. Surviving are two sons, Jeff and John Simms; one daughter, Patti Simms Barlow; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., at Hebron Lutheran Church Cemetery in Yellow Springs, W.Va.