SPRING GLEN - Kent Robert Simms, loving husband, father and friend, passed away surrounded by his family on Sept. 6, 2013 in Provo due to health complications. Â
Kent was born April 3, 1946 to Edward L. and Mildred Robertson Simms. Â Born and raised in Spring Glen, he married his sweetheart, Connie Mills on Sept. 8, 1972. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Oct. 10, 1975.
Kent served honorably in the Eastern States Mission for the LDS church, attended Carbon High and CEU, worked in the local coal mines and was known as "Simba". His hobbies included gardening, fishing, cooking, working with his hands, enjoying the outdoors, and studying the gospel. Â He was a man with a great sense of humor who filled many lives with happiness. Â He was our "Papa" and he will be greatly missed.Â He loved the gospel, serving others, and had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. Â We will see him again.Â
Kent is survived by his wife, Connie; children: Colynne Lowder, Anita (Collin) Davidson, Melissa (Steve) Willden, Robert (Shana) Simms, and Stephanie Simms; 13 beautiful grandchildren, and one he will send on its way; two brothers, one sister, and many nieces and nephews. Â He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Â
Funeral services will be heldÂ Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m.Â at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel (1985 W. 4000 N., Spring Glen). There will be a viewingÂ Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m.Â at Fausett Mortuary (680 E. 100 S., Price) andÂ on WednesdayÂ at the church fromÂ 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Â prior to the services. Interment will be in the Cliffview Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Kent at www.fausettmortuary.com.
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