James E. Simmons, 81, Inverness, died July 24, 2013, at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. James was born May 14, 1932, in Ronceverte, W.Va., to the late Charles H. and Mabel (Shepard) Simmons. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. James was employed by the United States Government as a property disposal officer for over 30 years. He enjoyed painting and working with model trains.
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Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Simmons; sons, Steven E. (Phyllis) Simmons, Eustis, Brent (Mitzi) Simmons, St. Petersburg and Wade D. Simmons, Inverness; his daughter, Joy L. Simmons, Inverness; brothers, Charles H. Simmons Jr., Vero Beach, Lee Simmons, Lavernia, Texas, Clarence Simmons, Lecanto; sisters, Netta Card, Sylva, N.C., Ruth Willis, Greenville, S.C., Sharon Simmons, Lakeland and Carol Miller, Whittier, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside military service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:30 p.m., until the procession forms for the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 26, 2013