William T. Simms Sr.

November 22, 1944 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 77)


William T. Simms Sr., 77, of Ashland, passed away Sunday morning at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Howard and Olive Frantz Simms.

He attended the Minersville Schools and was of the Methodist faith. He was retired from the Maintenance Department of the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Rebecca Quinn.

   He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Karen Wythe; a son William Simms Jr. and his wife Janine, Ashland; 2 daughters, Michele Quinn and her husband Dennis, Minersville and Gretchen Lesher, New Philly; 7 grandchildren, Jordan Quinn, Aubrey Quinn, Brady Simms, Taylor Simms, Sara Simms, Emma Lesher and Delilah Lesher; 6 great grandchildren; a sister Adrienne Toler, Schuylkill Haven and a brother Howard Simms, Schuylkill Haven; nieces and nephews.

       Private Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in William’s memory, visit us at

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