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Emmett

Lee

Simmons

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August 10, 2019

Emmett Lee Simmons, 89, of 1545 S. Greenlawn Avenue went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 10, 2019. Mr. Simmons was born March 11, 1930, in Alleghany County a son of the late James Floyd Simmons and Roxie Tucker Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Wife of fifty years, Dora Rodenizer Simmons in 2003, a Son, Gary Simmons, three Sisters, Ruby Ann Walton, Dorothy Kimberlin and Ethel Simmons, three brothers, James Simmons, Leonard Simmons, and Kenneth Simmons. Emmett served in the United States Marine Corp form 1951 through 1953. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden, providing family and friends with fresh vegetables. He loved helping his neighbors. Most importantly, he spent every day loving and worrying about his family. Surviving are two Sons and Daughters-in-law, Carl and Teresa Jane Simmons of Covington and Randy and Kim Simmons of Vinton; two daughters, Kathy and Shane Mentz, and Teresa and Billy Gibson, both of Covington; Ten Grandchildren, Lisa and Scott Bradley, Steven and Shannon Simmons, Jennifer and Bobby Smith, Kimberly and Kevin Alvey, Harry and Rebecca Simmons, Christopher and Morgan Mentz, Shari and Tony Saville, Tyler and Jessie Simmons, Heather and Matthew Baum, and Ashley Walton; nineteen Great-Grandchildren, Shawna, Logan, Kelsey, Isabella, Elsie, Kayla, Robert, Courtney, Zachary, Kyleigh, Emma, Brett, Karis, Aaliyah, Alexis, Jacob, Luna, Karsten, and Kaylee; six great-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Aubrey, Logan, Lane, and Maren, Abram; one brother, Charles Simmons; one sister-in-law, Betty Simmons; one brother-in-law, Wayne and Gwen Rodenizer; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Bill Gibson, Frank and Beverly Hepler, Pam and Vaughn Douglas, and Donna and Steve Poznanski. The funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:00 AM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating, assisted by Rev. David Brown. Interment will be at Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence of Teresa and Billy Gibson, 110 Stillwater Drive. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Mountain Regional Hospice, 537 Main St., Clifton Forge, VA 24422. Cemetery Information Saturday, August 17, 2019 Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:00 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Friday, August 16, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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