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In Memory of

Donald L. Simms

February 6, 1941 - August 22, 2017

Obituary


Don Simms entered Heaven on August 22, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family. Don was a faithful and committed husband to his loving wife Patricia and celebrated 55 years of marriage on January 20, 2017. Don and Pat were high school sweethearts who met in Toledo, Ohio. He was the true guiding force of his family and leaves a legacy of 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Daughter - Michelle, (Paul) Sterling & Savannah Anderson. Daughter - Kimberley Simms ( Chris Blobaum) Tuesday Blobaum. Son- Chris (Tannya) Chloe & Sebastien Simms. Daughter -...

Don Simms entered Heaven on August 22, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family. Don was a faithful and committed husband to his loving wife Patricia and celebrated 55 years of marriage on January 20, 2017. Don and Pat were high school sweethearts who met in Toledo, Ohio. He was the true guiding force of his family and leaves a legacy of 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Daughter - Michelle, (Paul) Sterling & Savannah Anderson. Daughter - Kimberley Simms ( Chris Blobaum) Tuesday Blobaum. Son- Chris (Tannya) Chloe & Sebastien Simms. Daughter - Jill (Chris) Alex, Caleb & Christian McDaniel. Son -Tony, (Shira) Micah, Fiona, Nico, & Olivia Simms, and Sierra Theriot.

Donald Laurence was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 6th, 1941 to Chester & Lucille Simms whom he recently reunited with in Heaven. He is also survived by sisters Marcia Heuerman and Sharon McKisson.

Don graduated from Macomber High School and Toledo University. He was the owner of Simms Builders Inc. in Toledo, Ohio until he moved with his family to Melbourne, Florida in 1979 . He has been the President and CEO of Falcon Development Corporation, a family operated business. He was on the Board of Directors of the Home Builders and Contractors Association, a member of the Florida Home Builder's Association, National Association of Homebuilders and an active supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and Space Coast Honor Flight program.

Don was otherwise known as "Captain Fun." He had the great gift of encouragement and made a tremendous impact in the lives of his children and grandchildren, his many friends and business associates. He lived life to the absolute fullest and with abundant generosity. He completed his bucket list that included racing corvettes, playing senior ice hockey, skydiving, flying in a fighter plane, mountain men adventures out west, and running with the bulls in Spain. He was a man of faith and attended Suntree Grace Brethren church and continued to run his company until his last breath. He regularly attended grandparent's day and other school functions, sporting events and dance recitals for his grandchildren. His favorite verse was Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Health First (321-434-1744) and the Space Coast Honor Flight Program.