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Bennie Simmons

Bennie J Simmons

Aug 5, 1935 - Aug 16, 2019
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Bennie J Simmons Jr. started his life on August 5, 1935 in Jackson County Arkansas he was blessed to have three loving families. He departed this life to be with the Lord on August 16, 2019 at the age of 84. He was a graduate of Holland High School and entered the Air Force for 8 years during the Korean war conflict. He worked construction for 12 years and later worked for Chrysler as a Millwright, skilled trade for 42 years.

On October 26, 1956, he united in marriage with Shirley A Williams. They were married for 63 years and during this union they were blessed with two children; Tony Simmons and Jennifer Simmons, 5 grandchildren and a great grandson. Both enjoyed traveling the High Seas on luxurious ships and going to many foreign countries.

He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He enjoyed fishing, barbequing and hanging out with the horsemen. He also enjoyed traveling with his very dear friend Jimmy Hunter and wife Val. His joyous times were when he was riding bikes with his daughter and when his son received his cosmetology license. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandkids and great grandson. He was known as a fun-loving person with a warm, outgoing personality. To know him was to love him. He was a great father and proud grandfather and great grandfather who gave tender hugs, kisses and unconditional love. What will be greatly missed is his supportive wisdom, shared memories, and witty humor.

He leaves to cherish his memories, wife of 63 years Shirley Simmons; son Tony Simmons and daughter Jennifer Simmons. His grandchildren; Jontei, Jeral, Paris, Nay and Jayden, and great grandson; Landon. His brothers; Mike (Virginia) and Cleo; his sister; Patricia and sister in laws; Claudette, Ophelia, Betty Jean and Charlotte. He will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Simmons then placed in the arms of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Nunn and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Minor. His brothers; Willie B, Walter, Bill and Troy Jr, sisters; Ellsie, Laverne and Adele.
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  • Service

    August 25, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    August 25, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman

Posted at 06:17pm
My sincere condolences to Ms. Pat Thomas and the Simmons Family. My prayers to all.
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Posted at 11:07am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hugs and Kisses.
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Sheila M. Howell

Posted at 09:16am
My Sincere Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to my Aunt Ann and my cousin's in the passing of our Beloved Uncle Bennie๐Ÿ’ My thoughts and prayers are with you all may God bless and be with all of us in the time of our bereavement ๐Ÿ’ Uncle Bennie was an amazing, loving, kind, wonderful man with a heart of gold I'm going to truly miss him and his smile ๐Ÿ˜ŠRest In Peace ๐Ÿ’ Uncle ๐Ÿ’love you your niece Sheila Howell
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Angie Graham

Posted at 09:55am
Shirley and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bennie was a great man and it was an honor to meet all of you!
Angie G.
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