Gordon Allan Simms

Gordon Allan Simms, 72, of Spring Hill, KS passed away on August 21st, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Gordon was born in San Diego County, California to Richard and Betty Simms on August 14, 1946. Gordon pursued numerous passions including motorcycle racing, iron working, and was proud of serving his country in the Vietnam War. He was a loving father, husband, family member, and friend.
Gordon was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Sue Simms, parents, sisters Dondra Jean Simms and Betty June Hereth, his brother Calvin James Simms, and his niece Darla Costa.
Gordon is survived by his daughters Rubyann Crystal Simms, Loni Maria Simms, Lorraine Grace Overton and his son in law Joseph Overton. He is additionally survived by sister in law Gayle Simms, niece Rachel Chapman, and nephews Richard Hereth and Gordon Eichorn. His loving grandchildren include Katilyn Sanders, James Simms, Peyton Overton, and Eli Overton.

In lieu of flowers, Gordon’s family would like to offer a memorial donation to Wayside Waifs Kansas City in honor of his 2 beloved cats. Service planning is ongoing but will include military honors for Gordon’s military service and honorable discharge from the United States Army.

No matter where I am your spirit will be beside us for I know that no matter what you will always be with us. We love you with all our heart. – Your daughters


  1. Ande Flenker on August 24, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Ruby, im sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Your family is in my prayers. It was an honor to be able to meet your dad on different occasions and get to know him. He will always be Si to me!!!

  2. Gordon Eichorn on August 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

    There are no words to describe your loss time and fond memories will help with the healing and knowing that everyone who knew your father love him very much I will especially miss him because of the things that we had in common

  3. Reba Paul on August 27, 2018 at 8:03 am

    My heart goes out to you. You shared your dedication and sometimes frustrations (what parent wants to be told what to do by their child?) with your dad with me but what stuck out the most was your dedication to his well being. I know you will miss him but rest assured he is in a better place. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call. You have been there for me so I will definitely return the favor. God Bless Friend.

  4. Lori overton on August 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I love you! Thank you for everything,

  5. Gloria Flores on September 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Our condolences to the family. It is with a heavy heart that I write your family today. It has been my husband’s quest and passion to locate his dear friend who served with him at Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam. My husband’s name is Noe Flores. We have several pictures of your dad. So sorry to have run out of time. My husband had plans to visit as soon as we located your dad.

  6. James on November 4, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    I miss you sm pops??

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