NEW BERN - Raymond Edward Simmons, 87, of 2227 Tuscarora-Rhems Road, New Bern, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his residence.
He was educated through the Craven County School System and was formerly employed as a farmer and highway construction worker.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. April 10, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church, 1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern, with the Rev. David Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Reather Simmons of the home; four sons, Raymond Simmons and O'Neal Simmons, both of New Bern, Alvin Simmons of Charleston, S.C., and Patrick Simmons of Durham; five daughters, Geraldine Johnson of Adelphi, Md., Sandra Simmons of New Bern, Teresa Asare of Bowie, Md., Gloria Carey of Mechanicsville, Va., and Angela Daggibi of Orlanda, Fla.; five brothers, Randolph Simmons of New Bern, Leon Simmons of Philadelphia, Pa., Roosevelt Simmons and Alonzo Simmons both of Detroit, Mich., and Charlie Simmons of New Bern, one sister, Carrie Davis of New Bern, and one stepsister, Thelma Simmons of New Bern; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Viewing hours are Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
Online condolences are accepted at oscarsmortuary.com.
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.