Charles “Chuck” Simms, Jr., formerly of Pevely and DeSoto, died Friday at the age of 66. He graduated Herculaneum High School in 1970 and was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Chuck was a retired carpenter with Atlas Construction Co. in Fenton and a member of Herculaneum United Methodist Church.
He is survived by sisters Cheryl Brown of Bonne Terre, Renee Alsbach of Festus, and Rhonda Brown of Imperial, stepmother Judith Simms of Festus, nieces and nephews Candice Kentch, Cassie Alsbach, Cayla Tolbert, Carl Alsbach II, Brandy Pieper, Tisha Wallman, Nichole Portell, Karl Wayne Brown, Jamie Brown, and Josh Brown, two aunts, one uncle, numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and best friend, cousin John Simms of Festus.
The funeral service for Chuck Simms, Jr., will be Sunday afternoon at 2 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, with burial in Herculaneum City Cemetery.
Visitation is Sunday morning at 11 until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials in his memory are preferred to Herculaneum United Methodist Church.