Robert E. "Grouch" Simms, 82, of Hannibal, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.

Robert E. "Grouch" Simms, 82, of Hannibal, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal. 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Robert’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. 

Robert was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Hannibal to Robert Scott and Dorothy  Blakeslee Simms.

He was married to Judy Gail Charlton on April 21, 1966, in Hannibal.  She survives.

Other survivors include four children: Rhonda Hammock (Kent) of Hannibal, Michele Dungan (Steve) of Hannibal, Ed Tobias (Tammy) of Hannibal and Gabrielle Hagan (Sam) of Hannibal, one sister, Mary K. Quigley (Pat) of Kansas City, Mo., three sisters-in-law, Geneva Simms, Barb Brandon (Harvey) and Goldie Mitchell (Kevin)  and two brothers-in-law, Danny Powell and Butch Charlton (Sue).  Robert is also survived by 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Russell Tobias, one sister, Patricia Powell, one brother, Fred Simms and one grandson, Righton Wayne Simms.

Professionally Robert was a truck driver retiring from Lomax Trucking Company.

Robert used the CB handle “Grouch,” which fit his sarcastic sense of humor well.  A talented musician, Robert played bass guitar for many area country western bands.  An avid race fan, Robert enjoyed attending the stock car races and followed NASCAR racing as well.  Time with family however is what Robert cherished most.  He enjoyed camping with family at Injun Joe Campgrounds and attending the Missouri State Fair each year in Sedalia.  Watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball was also a pastime that Robert took pleasure in.

Robert was a Lutheran by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's Choice.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.