Tuesday, October 18, 1994 - Thursday, May 8, 2014
Blake Butler Simmons of Hartford went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 8, 2014. He was 19.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Family Life Center of Sardis Church with Rev. Robin Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the Family Life Center of Sardis Church on Monday from 12:00 noon until service time.
Blake was born on October 18 1994 in Houston County. A 2013 graduate of Geneva County High School, Blake and his entire graduating class, brought “Friday Nights” back to Hartford football with a passion. He possessed a gentle and loving spirit and was a member of Sardis Church. Blake’s contagious smile and his humble soul will be forever missed by those who knew and loved him.
Blake was preceded in death by his Nana, Madelyn Butler and his “Bald-Headed” Pa, Bobby Simmons.
Survivors include his loving mother, Amanda Simmons; his devoted father, Kevin Simmons (Tammy); his brother, Trenton Simmons; two step-brothers: Caiden and Jaimeson (Carla); his Pa, Bennie Joe Butler; Memaw, Julia Simmons all of Hartford; great grandmother, Martha Hatcher, Tallahassee, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Lewis Carroll, Sam Loftin, Brandon Skinner, Kenneth Daniels, Laine Dillard, Andrew Kimbro, Forrest Ryals, Elliott Weston and Justin Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 2013 graduating class as well as the 2012 and 2013 Varsity Football Teams, cheerleaders and coaches and staff of Geneva County High School.