Todd Simms (2018-11-01 15:08:46)

Todd Simms, age 68, of Rominger Road, Banner Elk, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.

Jeffrey Todd Simms was born September 21, 1950 to James and Barbara Brown Simms. He received his Culinary Arts Degree from Southeastern Culinary School in St. Augustine, Florida. He had been employed as a fine dining chef at Hound Ears Club, Meadowbrook Inn and Blowing Rock Country Club, finally retiring from the Appalachian State Universitys Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.
Todd loved his wife and life partner, Joan, unconditionally, as well as his beloved standard poodle, Merry. He loved all kinds of music, especially rock and roll, was an avid motorcyclist, and enjoyed nature and all types of animals.

Todd is survived by his wife of 9 years, Joan Meadows and their poodle, Merry; brother, Scott Simms of Eureka, California; sister, Holly Simms of Asheville; step-mother-in-law, Bonnie Simms of Chapel Hill; step-brother, Jeff Lee and wife, Myra, of Charlotte; step-sister, Betsy Lee and husband, Steve Bogdewic; and three step-nieces, Stephanie Abrahms, Allison Lee and Tina Giebeler.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends to share memories of Todd
will be held on Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Simms family.