James Henry Simms., Jr., age 49, of Victoria, VA and formerly of St. Augustine FL., joined his family in Heaven on January 3, 2023. He was born on August 9, 1973 to James Henry Simms Sr. and Johnny Jean Brewington. \n\nJames grew up in St. Augustine, FL and attended school in Chattahoochee, Florida. He then attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Ottumwa, IA. He married Marsha Repp on February 7, 1992 in Albia. To this union they were blessed with three children; Amanda, Joshua and Jonathan. While in Iowa, he worked as a fabricator for Superior Machinery in Albia. \n\nJames would spend most of his adult life back "home" in St. Augustine, Florida with family due to health concerns. He enjoyed fishing, watching football and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed a cold Mtn. Dew. Most of all, he was proud of his children's achievements. \n\nHe is survived by his two sons, Joshua Simms of Albia and Jonathan Simms of Ottumwa, his mother, Johnny Jean Brewington of Victoria, VA, brothers, Richard (Kira) Cubbedge and Kevin (Amber) Nix both of Victoria, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Simms Sr. and a daughter, Amanda Simms. \n\nPer his wishes, his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Victoria, Virginia.