James “Jim” Kapakailiula Simmons, Sr., 72, Captain Cook, died July 18 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kahalui Beach, Hawaii on June 20, 1940, he was a general contractor. He was head of maintenance for Makai Corporation at Sea Life Park and worked in the engineering department to help design and build the Lahaina Sugar Train. He was a park ranger at Volcanoes National Park, Puuhonua O Honaunau and Yellowstone National Parks; an auto mechanic and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a U.S. Navy veteran. Friends may call at 8 a.m. July 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Keei Ward for a 10 a.m. funeral service; burial to follow at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. The family requests casual attire worn and flowers are welcome. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Simmons of Capt. Cook; son, James (Lovena) Simmons, Jr., of Capt. Cook; daughters, Maile (Kimo) Piko of Honaunau and Lehua (Brenden) Valenzuela of Kalaoa, Kona; brothers, Allan Makuakane of Waihee, Maui, Jackie (Verna) Makuakane of Pearl City, Oahu, Al (Janet) Simmons of Panaewa, Kent (Pearl) Simmons of Kailua-Kona, Moses Simmons of Ocean View, Jerry (Barbara) Simmons of Odessa, TX; sisters, Mililani (Robert) Naihe, Joyclyn (Anthony) Binney, all of Capt. Cook, Clementine (Richard) Kong of Kahaluu, Oahu; 13 grandchildren; numerous niece, nephews and cousins.