In memoriam: Wallace Raymond Simmons
Wallace Raymond Simmons, a longtime resident of Plainfield, Illinois, passed away on May 20, 2018, in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, at the age of 96.
Simmons worked at Argonne from 1951 until his retirement in 1986. He contributed to the development, design and construction of nuclear components and facilities as well as the management and direction of programs and projects in support of the National Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) program. He served as project engineer for the design and construction of the EBR-II secondary and steam systems, project manager for the design of FARET, was director of the Argonne Reactor Analysis and Safety Division, director of the EBR-II project, manager of the General Electric LMFBR Steam Generator Development program and manager of the LMFBR Components Development Management project.
Simmons earned a B.S. in engineering mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1951 and continued with postgraduate education at Illinois Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in mechanical engineering in 1954.
He is survived by his two children and grandchildren. For details on visitation and burial, visit the Overman-Jones Funeral Home website.