Kenneth C. Simmons, 86, Hernando, died June 3, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
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Ken was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Parsons, W.Va., to the late Dearl and Nellie Mae Simmons and relocated to this area in 1979 from Stafford, Va. He served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a chief petty officer and hospital corpsman. Ken was then employed as a purchasing agent for the general services administration. He enjoyed fishing and automotive repair. He was a member of VFW Post 4252 of Hernando.
His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Beverly Simmons, Hernando; two sons, Stephen (Shawn) Simmons, Inverness, and Stuart (Beth) Simmons, Hernando; his daughter, Sheryl (Lonnie) Harrison, Inverness; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Shawn
A Celebration of Ken's life with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ken's name to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 6, 2012