Joseph W.B. “Joe” Simms

February 14, 1964 ‒ October 15, 2020

Johnsville, Ohio

Joseph W.B. “Joe” Simms, age 56, of Johnsville, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, October 15, 2020, at Riverside Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born February 14, 1964, in Columbus, OH, the son of the late Glenda R. (Younglove) Simms.

For many years, Joe drove tandem axle truck for Palmer Flooring. He later went on and retired from Marzetti Foods where he also drove truck.

On October 19, 2019, Joe married the love of his life, Beth M. Wiseman, at the Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church.

A man of faith, Joe was a member of Christ the King Community Church.

Joe was an avid fisherman. He often could be found solving SUDOKU Puzzles as he enjoyed the challenge they provided.

He will be remembered for his generosity to others, his loving personality, and his will to fight a good fight.

Left to cherish his memory includes his wife Beth; siblings: Tim (Sue) Simms, Cheri Simms, Danny (Mary Lou) Simms, Theresa Simms, Anntaynia Lanum, and Nina (Victor) Martinez; brothers-in-law: William (Carmen) Wiseman and Kevin (Patti) Wiseman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda and in-laws: Larry and Cathy Wiseman.

His family will greet friends from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to honor his life will be held there on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 11 AM, with Dr. Rev. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Community Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Joe’s family and you condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Joe will be missed dearly. I will miss his kind & giving nature and ornery personality. My sincere sympathy to you Beth and the rest of his family on his passing. He will forever be in your hearts and memories.
    Mary Roush and Family