Mr. Richard E. Simmons, age 63, of Winder, Georgia, passed away August 27, 2014, in Monck's Corner, South Carolina. A native of Statesboro, Georgia, he was a son of the late Virgil and Sara Helen Lee Simmons. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and later received a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. In 1989, he founded Simmons' Industrial Electronics, serving the southeastern United States, providing automated controls for the ready-mixed concrete industry.
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Surviving are wife, Nancy S. Simmons of Winder, Georgia; children, Sara Virginia Simmons of Atlanta, Georgia, and Rikki Lyn Simmons of Savannah, Georgia; brother, Randy Simmons of Statesboro, Georgia; and sister, Pat Ray of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to The Schnauzer Love Rescue, 1356 Stonecrest Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35235.
Carter Funeral Home of Winder, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements, where online condolences may be expressed at www.carterfhwinder.com.
Statesboro Herald, August 30, 2014
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Carter Funeral Home
265 Highway 211 NW
Winder, GA 30680
Published in Statesboro Herald on Aug. 30, 2014