Lawrence Houston Simms, 74, of Fayetteville passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022 in the hospital due to natural causes.
Born May 31, 1948 he was the son of the late Cornelius Houston and Marjory Genevieve (Oiler) Simms.
He is preceded in death by brother, Tommy Simms; and nephew, Brandon Simms.
Mr. Simms was a Christian, United State Veteran of the Navy, retired coal miner, and a member of the Salem Road Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Simms; daughter, Jennifer McCarraher and husband Anthony McCarraher; 2 grandsons, Seth McCarraher and Micah McCarraher; 4 sisters; 6 brothers; 28 nieces and nephews; 32 great nieces and nephews; and 4 great great nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Eric Dangerfield officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park with Military Rites
Visitation for friends will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.