Mr. Simmons died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.
Born Oct. 26, 1948, in Habersham County, he was a son of Beatrice Norton Simmons and the late William Simmons. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Simmons.
Simon was a fanatic Georgia Bulldogs fan and spent many Saturdays gathered around the television with his sons supporting the Dawgs. He was also a former youth football coach who touched the lives of many young men, and an avid golfer.
Simon was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church of the Hollingsworth Community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kaye Smallwood Simmons of the home; son, Jeff Sosebee of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kerri Simmons of Alto; mother, Beatrice Norton Simmons of Baldwin; grandchildren, Blake and Brittany Sosebee; brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Terrell and Shirley Simmons and Verlon and Denise Simmons, all of the Hollingsworth Community, Steve and Stephanie Simmons of Commerce; and brother, Harold Simmons of Homer.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.