Michael Edward Simmons, 55, of Bedford, passed on to his heavenly home on May 30, 2013. Mike was born on June 5, 1957 in Roanoke. Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Willie and Kathryn Cooper; paternal grandparents, Moncie and Clara Simmons; and brother-in-law, David Witt. Surviving are his loving parents, Barbara Ann and Winford Simmons of Bedford; his sister, Carolyn Witt of Huddleston; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Mark Martin of Bedford; niece, Megan Bright of Huddleston; niece and nephew-in-law, Casey and Josh Dollahan of Lynchburg; nephew, Caleb Martin of Bedford; uncles, Elmer Simmons of Roanoke, Joseph (Doris) Simmons of Roanoke, David (Wanda) Cooper of Bedford, Silas Cooper of Ohio; aunts, Sue Cooper of Blue Ridge and Joyce Cooper of West VA; and numerous cousins and friends. Mike was a blessing and delight to all who knew him. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Oakeyâ€™s Vinton Chapel with his Pastor Bryan Sheehan officiating. Burial followed at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clearbook, Roanoke County. Arrangements by Oakeyâ€™s Vinton Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
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Oakey's Vinton Chapel
318 Church Avenue, SW
Vinton, VA 24179
Published in Bedford Bulletin from June 5 to June 6, 2013