September 13, 1937 ~ February 14, 2017

Born in: McDowell Co., NC,
Resided in: Tullahoma, TN

William Edward Simmons, a resident of Tullahoma, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence at the age of 79 years. On Sunday, February 19, 2017 visitation will be held at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 from 2 – 4 PM with graveside services following at Green Hills Cemetery. A native of McDowell County, NC, he was the son of the late Paul and Estelle Messer Simmons. Mr.Simmons was a U.S. Army veteran and was a milkman. He worked hard his whole life. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He enjoyed camping, old cars and watching western movies and TV shows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Crigger Simmons, and one sister, Betty England. He is survived by one son, Billy Simmons of Columbus, NC; one daughter, Elaine Crawford and fiancé Joseph Niblett, of Tullahoma; and four grandchildren, Bradley and Meagan Crawford, and Billy and Haylie Simmons.

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  1. Elaine and Billy – I am so sad and broken hearted by your loss. I have many very fond memories of time spent with you mom and dad. He could always make us smile. I know we have grown apart as we have gotten older but never out of family. We are praying for God to comfort you during the time.

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