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William Thomas "Tom" Simms Sr.

April 11, 1940 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 77)

William Thomas “Tom” Simms Sr., 77, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, January 1, 2018.

Tom was born April 11, 1940, in White Oak, Missouri to Floyd and Ruby (Frederick) Simms.

Tom retired from American Rubber as a supervisor.

Tom is survived by a daughter, Reneta (Curt) Elston of La Porte, Indiana; a son, William Thomas Simms Jr. “Bill” (Laura Ellison) of Campbell, Missouri; a grandson, Chris (Amanda) Elston of Knox, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Alyra and Zayden Elston; two sisters, Maybelle Hager and Paula Brown; and three brothers, James, Jackie and Louis Simms.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Willis, and Jessie; and a sister, Elizabeth.

Cremation has taken place.  Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

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