James W. "Jim" Simmons (1929 - 2012)

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James W. "Jim" Simmons, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Covington, Ohio, died Sept. 16, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.

He was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Leon and Mildred (Walters) Simmons; graduated from Findlay High School, Class of 1947; earned his bachelor degree of agriculture from Ohio State University; served in the U.S. Army 1951-1953; retired after 32 years as a salesman for Ralston Purina; was a member of the Marco Lutheran Church; Marco Island Rod and Gun Club; Marco's Men Club, Marco Men's Investment Club; Elk's Lodge of Naples, Fla.; Moose Lodge of Marco Island; U.S. Power Squadron; and the Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee.

Preceded in death by his parents; and son, Joe A. Simmons.

Jim is survived by his son, Jim D. Simmons of Fredericksburg, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and William Forsythe of Covington, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Terry Simmons of Van Buren, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jacob and his wife, Lisa Forsythe of Covington, Ohio, Chelsea Forsythe of Columbus, Ted Simmons and Lisa Simmons, both of Van Buren, Ohio; great-granddaughter, Caroline Forsythe; and sister, Mary L. Riker of Findlay, Ohio.

Memorial services will be held in Florida at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made to CASA/GAL of Miami County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, or the Marco Lutheran Church. Services in care of Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, Ohio. Condolences may be left for the family at
Published in The Daily Advocate from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2012
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