Frankie "Stretch" Simmons
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Frankie W. Simmons "Stretch" passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born and raised in Evansville, IN and a graduate of Central High School. After graduation he later moved to East Chicago, IN and established residence. Frankie was a retired employee of LTV Steel Corp. He is preceded in death by parents Oliver & Wanda Simmons, 2 brothers Lloyd Simmons & Victor Simmons. Survived by 3 daughters Charlotte Simmons, Tanya (Louis) Whetsell and Keli (Darnale) Shamble; 1 sister Delecia Simmons, 8 grandchildren, aunt Venetia Collins, niece Krystle (Timothy) Jelks, nephew Derrick (Carol) Finn, love one Andrew Smith, Special friend Marjorie Patterson, and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9am-11am with funeral services to follow at 11:00am all at the New Hope MB Church, 2307 Rhode Island St. Officiating Bishop S. Roberts. Interment at Fern Oaks Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 20, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
23
Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
JUN
23
Funeral service
11:00 AM
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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June 10, 2019
Shamble Keli
June 10, 2019
I was waiting to talk to you last year.. for your birthday we would be on the phone skin N and grinning.. for at least an hour. Today marks 1 year. Miss u man!
December 6, 2018
Yeah... Still hurts!
Miss you

Keli Shamble
Daughter
June 26, 2018
To my baby brother Stretch; even though you were the oldest you were still my baby. I will forever cherish all the fond memories and good times. We always had good times from early childhood on. I love you and will miss you dearly.
Delecia Simmons
June 23, 2018
Dear Tanya, my condolences go out to you and your family, to lose a parent is very painful and I feel your hurt that your heart is feeling, I too have lost a father, it is said being on earth we all are like pilgrims just passing through only here for a short while, and it's a good thing to do while we all are still here, enjoy one another and always love one another simply because one day we all will leave this world to get to Heaven which will be our everlasting home with our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ, though you will miss your loved one I can reassure you that your father is ok now and he is having the most Beautiful family reunion up there in Heaven lots of hugs and nothing but love is there, please know that Mr. Frankie Simmons is now resting safe in the arms of God, i love you Tanya, You and your family are in my prayers
Angie Burkhalter
June 23, 2018
My God bless you and your families in this time of sorrow
Rikisha Walker
June 22, 2018
I love you auntie! You have my deepest sympathy and condolences and Ill always love you and be there for you. Love always.
Jamar Williams
Family
June 22, 2018
My sincere condolences to my aunts Tanya and Keli. You both are in my prayers. Love yall
Mijha Anderson
Acquaintance
June 22, 2018
Lori McAllister
Son
June 21, 2018
Yuna Brooks
Friend
June 21, 2018
Hey grandad its xzavier I love you and really wish we could have spent more time together and got to go fishing and do all the things grandchildren do with there grandfather tell my grandma I said hey and I love you both one day we will be reunited and we will be able to be a big happy family again I love you grandad
Xzavier Zamot
Grandchild
June 21, 2018
I will always hold you in my heart even though I didnt really know you welI. I will always love you and i wished you never left me I wanted to get to know you I will miss you.
Keyonna Shamble
June 21, 2018
Hey grandpa its your grand daughter Keli Shamble. I miss you and I wish I could have spent more time with you. I love you so much and can you say hi to grandma for me and tell her I miss her too. Thank you
Keli Shamble
June 21, 2018
Hi my name is Keyloni and i really wish we had more time.....it was reallt nice to see you the times i did see you.
Keyloni Shamble
Grandchild
June 21, 2018
I love you grandad it hurt that you that you gone but i know you in a better place i miss u
Jere Simmons
Family
June 21, 2018
I will always love and miss you Grandpa. I know your doing and feeling so better now that God has called you to watch upon us with all of his other angels. We will never forget you and what you have blessed this family with.
Orlando Simmons
Grandchild
June 20, 2018
I love you so much! This seems so unreal!
I thank God for blessing me with you! Never a dull moment with you Pops! Until we meet again....KEY STUFF
Keli Shamble
Daughter
June 20, 2018
I love you so much!
This seems so unrealistic..
Trapped in a plethera of emotions, I thank God for blessing me with you!
Never a dull moment with you Pops. Until we meet again...KEY STUFF
Keli Shamble
Daughter
June 20, 2018
God bless your soul dad.My heart is broken i wish we had more time.I love you rest in heaven daddy.Tell my mom i said i love her until we meet again love one know that you are truely missed and loved by many. The world will miss your smile
Simmons whetsell Tanya
June 20, 2018
myrna Taylor
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