Arthur Simms

Arthur McKinley Simms

Sunday, May 4th, 1952 - Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
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Arthur McKinley Simms 68, of Frederick, Maryland died Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick after a short illness.
He was born May 4, 1952 in Carroll County, Maryland. He was the son of the late Lucille H. Simms Dotson and the late Arthur M. Luby, Jr.
Arthur was a member of Warren United Methodist Church located in Parrsville, Maryland. He attended Robert Moton School in Westminster, Maryland until they closed their doors in 1965. He continued his education in the Carroll County Public School system until his graduation in 1970 from South Carroll High School. Arthur worked for A. H. Smith & A. B. Asphalt companies; Dennis Kitchen & Bath as a truck driver until they went out of business. He eventually retired from the Mercedes Bentz dealership in Chevy Chase. Arthur was an advocate fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and drag car & stock car racing. He also loved classic and hot rod cars; the louder the better. He was a member of the Road Knights car club of Frederick, Maryland. He loved spending hours putting together and painting model cars, trucks and planes; his collection is beautiful. He spent plenty of weeknights and weekends at 75/80 Drag Way and at Budds Creek Motor Cross Track.
He is survived by his two children, Donny E. Simms and Alisha L. Simms (Wayne Green); one sister, Dorothy V. Brightful; two brothers, Eddie L. Luby (Sheila) and Alan M. Luby (Hattie); one sister-in-law, Sissy Spencer (Buckey); five grandchildren, Courtney Burriss, Donaven Simms, Damacio Green, Neveah Green and London Green; one great-grandson, Adonis Burriss; three Aunts Rodetta Dorsey, Bernice Davis and Joan Moore; two Uncles, Raymond “Pee Wee” Myers (Nancy) and R. Joseph Simms (Judy); and several nieces, nephews, and host of great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna M. Simms; his son Nathaniel M. Simms; his sister Joyce A. Dorsey; a brother Robert “Buckey” Spencer; a niece, Melissa Dorsey; grandparents, John & Mary Simms, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home located at 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, Maryland. Family and friends may view the funeral via Zoom starting at 9:50 AM. A public viewing from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home on Friday, April 23, 2021. Mask are required at the funeral home.
Graveside services are open to the public. Pastor Ernest Thomas will be officiating the funeral services.
Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Mt. Airy, Maryland (Ridge Road & Harrisville Road)
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mask must be worn at the funeral home
  • Service

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 |
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Service is private but will be livestreamed starting at 9:50 AM.


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Barbara &Billy Wagner

Posted at 08:19am
Our condolences. So sorry for your loss. Barbara and Billy Wagner

Laquachia driggleone

Posted at 12:36pm
Praise God, sing a song, stroke the cue, pot the solid 4, side pocket the stripe 14 to rest, slam dunk to Wrestle mania, no chokehold, no clotheslines, no sandbagging, cross the line, take the victory lap, peace in the winner's circle, Facebook updates, mission accomplished.... yeah Godspeed Cuz


Walter Groomes

Posted at 09:59am

Dinah Bell

Posted at 08:41pm
Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family at this difficult time gone to soon gonna miss you my friend but you will never be forgotten we were child hood friends who always stayed in contact so glad we got to talk when you first was in the hospital and messaged to let me know where you were my friend rest in peace


Road Knights Car Club

Posted at 08:19pm
Our deepest condolences to the Simms family. Arthur will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing Him with us.

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