Leo Benjamin Simmons Sr.

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Leo Benjamin Simmons, Sr.
WILLISTON, SC - A Graveside Funeral Service for Leo Benjamin Simmons, Sr., 93, of Williston, SC will be held 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Williston Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service on Wednesday. Mr. Simmons passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Born in Bolton, NC to Lola Long and Bruce Benjamin Simmons. He was raised after the untimely death of his father by his mother and step-father Newman Bozeman in Shallotte, NC.
Mr. Simmons was married to the late Iris Brunjes Simmons for 69 years and was a member of the Williston United Methodist Church.
Mr. Simmons began at an early age as a salesman until he became owner and operator in 1955 of the Piggly Wiggly in Williston until he retired in 1984.
Survivors include his daughter, Dr. Rebecca S. Weatherby, PhD, and her husband Robert of Williston; daughter-in-law, Dr. Sue Simmons, PhD; grandchildren, Leo Simmons, III (Masha), Elizabeth Simmons, Harry Behrens, Jr. (Shelly), Katie Behrens, Karl Behrens, Dr. Brian Weatherby, MD (Kim) and Chris Weatherby and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter and son in law, Virginia S. Behrens and Harry Behrens; a son, Dr. Leo Benjamin Simmons, Jr. MD; a sister Ruby S. Blanton and step-brother, N.L. Bozeman.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of his caregivers for the last four years.
Folk Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory, Williston, SC is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Williston, SC 29853
(803) 266-3434
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 19, 2016