Sunday, August 25, 1935 - Thursday, March 10, 2016
Mr. Edward Earl "Vern" Simmons went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was 80.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Wicksburg Assembly Of God Church with Rev. Brad Richards officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Simmons was born August 25, 1935 in Geneva County to the late Hosea and Florence Cotton Simmons. After retiring from Hayes/Pempco after 38 years of service, he enjoyed working in his garden and going fishing. He was a loving husband, father and "Pa" and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, three sisters: Ruby Byrd, Hazel Massey and Autense Wilson; two brothers: Bobby Simmons and Jake Simmons all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judy Simmons, Rehobeth; two sons: Rev. Timothy Simmons (Kim), Rehobeth and Tony Simmons, Midland City; four granddaughters: Annabeth, Allison, Abigail and Amberli; one brother, Jimmy Simmons, Ozark; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.