|C. Carlton Simms, 84 of 135 Jack Frost Dr., Waterloo, South Carolina, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at his residence.|
Mr. Simms was born November 2, 1922 in Mason County, West Virginia, a son of the late Ernest C. and Ethel Wright Simms.
He was an avid golfer and started his career as a caddie in West Virginia at the age of nine. He became a member of the Spring Valley Country Club and later built his own driving range in Huntington, WV Mr. Simms was affiliated with several Country Clubs in West Virginia and Ohio before moving to Laurens County, SC in 1969. In 1970, he built and opened to the public the first nine holes of the Rolling "S" golf course in Waterloo, SC. In 1974 he and his brother-in-law, Euell Stalnaker of Minnora, WV, completed construction of the full eighteen holes at the Rolling "S" golf course. Simms was a member of the National PGA, a member of the Waterloo Baptist Church and he served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi Stalnaker Simms, daughter of the late Clark and Nora Stalnaker of Minnora; one son, John Mark Simms of Waterloo; one sister, Belva Rardin of Waterloo; a sister-in-law, Rita Simms of Huntington, WV; and one granddaughter; Jennifer Gleaton and her husband Joey of Waterloo.
He is predeceased by a brother, Arley "Ray" Simms and a sister, Inez Donnelly.
Memorial Services will be held on June 9, 2007 at 4 p.m. in Waterloo, South Carolina at the Rolling "S" Golf Course.