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“David was a nice man, so sorry for your loss ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Hall - Sacramento, KY

“David or Cub as we all called him, will be missed greatly by all his family and friends. He will be missed by all his TVA brothers and sisters also...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Larry Baity - Goreville, IL

“Sorry I was not able to attend today. First time I met Cub he was wearing cowboy boots and starched blue Jean's looking for a job. That was start of...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Riy GakyonGax - Hixson, TN

“Cub, as we all knew him on the job, was an example for a lot of fathers. He and I talked a lot about his children and it was evident he spoke with...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Charles Smith ("Smitti") - Alcoa, TN

“Cub, as most of his fellow workers called, was a wonderful person. He would do anything to help others. Cub was kind, understanding, compassionate...Read More »
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CENTRAL CITY - David Baxter Simms, 70, of Central City, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 7:20PM under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Simms was born March 9, 1948, in Oakland, IN. He retired from TVA in 2013 as a heavy equipment foreman, and was a member of Vernal Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He devoted his whole life to his family, especially his grandchildren. He laughed at his own jokes, and had a special father/son relationship with his brother-in-law Mark Bumgardner. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoor individual that loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. G. and Irene Simms; and one sister.

He is survived by his daughters, Morgan (Aaron) Schroader, Samantha Simms, and Shawna Simms, all of Central City; sons Jon-Michael Simms of Central City and Chris Simms of Paducah; two sisters; one brother; grandchildren Emma, Carson, Caroline, and Eden; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Jeremy Jessup officiating. Burial in Vernal Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at