OFFICER ROBERT LEE SIMMONS Officer Robert Lee Simmons, 79, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March, 22, 2014. He was the husband of Patricia Miller Creech Simmons. Born in Bennettsville, SC on June 21, 1934 he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Rachael Barrett Simmons. Mr. Simmons was an employee of the NC Dept. of Corrections SWAT team in New Hanover County. He loved music and gospel, the beach, being outdoors and camping with his family. He was a wonderful father and husband of 44 years. He was predeceased in death by three brothers and one daughter. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Karen Simmons Ramsey, Gene Creech, Trisha Simmons Jones, and Robert Lee Simmons III; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:30pm in Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Dr., Wilmington with a memorial service to follow at 3:30pm officiated by Margaret Hockett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Adult Day Care Services, c/o Jennifer Ryker, 220 Avondale Ave., #103, Wilmington, NC 28403. Condolences to the family may be offered at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com Our thanks and gratitude to the staff of Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Mar. 25, 2014