Ricky Arnold Simmons
1957 - 2020
BORN
July 23, 1957
DIED
November 17, 2020
Ricky Arnold Simmons

Ricky Arnold Simmons, 63, of Prince Edward Highway, Pamplin, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., on July 23, 1957, he was a son of John Henry Simmons and the late Dorothy Ragland Simmons. He was a member of Evergreen United Methodist Church and attended Prospect United Methodist Church. Ricky retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 42 years of service. He was an avid golfer and a member of Hat Creek Golf Course, Brookneal.

Ricky is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ann Fulcher Simmons; his father, Henry Simmons of Evergreen; godson, Jason Covington and wife, Crystal, of Amelia; brother and sister-in-law, John and Kim Simmons of Glen Allen; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and David Camper of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Renee and Le Moore of Appomattox, and Tanya and Wade Robertson of Glen Allen; brother-in-law, Joseph Madison Fulcher of Prospect ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service conducted by the Rev. John Flood, the Rev. John Kelley, and the Rev. Amy Beth Coleman will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, 707 Prospect Road, Prospect, Va.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sharon Mobley, P.O. Box 1084, Appomattox, VA 24522.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com.

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Published by The News & Advance on Nov. 18, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
19
Graveside service
2:00p.m.
Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery
707 Prospect Road, Prospect, Virginia
Funeral services provided by:
Robinson Funeral Home - Appomattox
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Sorry for your lost. I remember we prayed for him at the cancer center. He seemed like a really nice person. God bless you.
Delois Kerr
Acquaintance
November 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. You have my heartfelt sympathy!
Edie Baldwin
Friend
November 24, 2020
Our hearts are hurting for the entire family and we pray the Lord will comfort you as only He can. Our prayers will be with you all continually in the difficult days to come.
Larry Shorter
Friend
November 23, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. Our thoughts and prayers continue for each of you. Love and Hugs to you all.
The Comeaus ~ Greg, Cheryl, Graham, Gaither, and Gray
November 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tony Hodges
Friend
November 21, 2020
Ann- I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. My heart is with you. Sending you love, hugs and prayers.
Tracy Marsh
Friend
November 19, 2020
Ann, I am so sorry for this great loss. Rick will be missed by everyone who knew him. My heart breaks for you and your family. Rick was one of the sweetest, kindest, giving, compassionate and thoughtful people I have ever know. Rick was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back. He was always thinking of others and doing for others, just like you. I feel blessed to have known him and to be able to call him a friend. I'll never forget all the vacations you and Rick shared with our family. We had so many good times. I am so thankful to you and Rick for being there for my mom and dad for so many years especially when my dad passed. Shoot, dad and Rick are probably playing golf right now. Rick will never be forgotten. I guess God had plans for him. May he rest in peace. I pray God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time. I sure will miss you Rick. God bless you all.
Tammy Coleman
Friend
November 19, 2020
Sending love and prayers to Ann. May God's love comfort you during this time. Robert, Ruth, & Sheila Mullins
Sheila Mullins
Friend
November 19, 2020
Rest In Peace .You will be missed. God Bless the family. Ann hold on to your memories.
Rose Dowdy
Friend
November 19, 2020
Ann and the Simmons Family,

With deepest sympathy on the passing of you loved one, Rick. One of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and the Simmons family. May the peace of the Lord be with you during this difficult time.

The Packer Family
Cleve, Michelle, Cleve, Jr., Madelyn and Edna
Cleve Packer
Friend
November 19, 2020
Simmons family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We ae so sorry for your loss. God bless each of you. With love and sympathy, Kitty and Mike Farris
Kitty Farris
Friend
November 19, 2020
Renee my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Martha Pankey
November 18, 2020
Ann and all of the Simmons Family. We are so sorry to hear about Ricky’s passing. He was a great friend, golfer and family man . Please let us know if you or the family need anything or if we can do anything for you at this time. We are praying for all. Bobby and Sharon Mobley.
Bobby Mobley
Friend
November 18, 2020
Cindy, I can't imagine how you must feel. I am praying for you asking God to give you strength and peace. Love you.
Deborah Kaye Lansberry
November 18, 2020
My heart breaks for you as you go through this difficult time. He was so kind and gentle. Hold on to the memories and you will make it. He will never leave your heart. My deepest sympathy.
Deborah Kaye Lansberry
November 18, 2020
Ann, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time knowing that God is still with you and will carry you through.
Larry & JoAnn (Minor) Hill
Friend
November 18, 2020
I was very privileged to have worked with Ricky . He was a true gentleman, kind soul, and one of the most dedicated employees I have ever known. Heaven has gained an exceptional carpenter into the kingdom, and I was truly blessed to have known Ricky . My sincere condolences .
Steve Lloyd
Coworker
November 18, 2020
Sympathy to you, Ann
Jean Fowlkes
November 18, 2020
Ann my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Lean on God who helps us always.
Peggy East
Friend
November 18, 2020
Ann my heart goes out to you, sending you prayers. May your memories hold you forever.
Lissa Keagy
Friend
November 18, 2020
I am so saddened to hear this news. I have so many fond memories of growing up in Evergreen and playing football in the Simmons' front yard with Ricky and other boys in the neighborhood. Ricky was a kind and gentle soul and was always such a pleasure to be around even though I was a couple years younger. May God grant you all peace and comfort at this time of loss. Words cannot adequately express the deep emotion that I feel about his passing.
Bill Shorter
Friend
November 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this and my prayers go out to his family. Ann & Rick were great friends and even though I moved away and have not seen them for some time, I will alway cherish the memories of the days when Ann & Rick and Jerry & I would play tennis almost every weekend and spent so much time with them. Rick was a wonderful person and he will be truly missed.
June Smith
Friend
November 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Simmons family. Ricky was a classmate and friend of Keith’s. Ricky always had a smile on his face and was always pleasant to be around. We pray for peace and comfort that only God can provide. May God bless you all.
Keith & Fay Coleman
Friend
November 18, 2020
RIP !! One of the sweetest people that u could ever meet !!!❤❤❤❤❤❤
Teresa Jennings
Family
November 18, 2020
Our heart felt prayers and love to this family! Rest in peace Ricky! Hugs and more Hugs
Tommy and Cindy Neighbors
November 18, 2020
Ann, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Freida Hensley
Freida Hensley
Friend
November 18, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Jimmie and Gay Womack
Friend
November 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Lois Johnson
Friend
November 18, 2020
This was not the outcome we all have been praying for. I am thankful I got to know Ricky and his wonderful wife. Always looked forward to playing golf with him. Ricky was one of the finest most respectable person you could know. God Bless Ann and family.
Junior Phelps
Friend
November 18, 2020
Praying for the family!!!
David
Friend
November 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. Played some golf with him . Always a great competitor, gentleman, and class act. He will be missed.
Tank Moyer
November 18, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about ricky, he was a good man and great friend, I have known and worked with him on the Railroad for about 20 years. Take rhat train ride home brother you will be missed.
Henry reed
Coworker
November 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. I will be praying for you as I know it it tough to deal with the loss of a spouse and parents. God bless you.
Linda Sue Bobbitt
November 18, 2020
Ann, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs And prayers.
Annette St. John
Family
November 18, 2020
Ann, my heart aches for you. I pray God gives you strength during this most difficult time. Love you my friend.
Debbie Maxey
Friend
November 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Nancy Doss
November 17, 2020
Ann, so sorry to hear about Ricky's passing. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Diana Dowdy Allen
Family
November 17, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and the family.
Pattie Newcomb
Friend
November 17, 2020
Ann, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. May God give you comfort and peace at this time.
Diane Jenkins
November 17, 2020
Henry & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Ricky. May all the fond memories you have of him help comfort you in the difficult days ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dillard & Margie (Megginson) Franklin
Dillard & Margie Franklin
Friend
November 17, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ricky. Keeping Ann and all of the Simmons family in our thoughts and prayers. Asking God to give each of you the comfort you need during this time.
Lawrence & Eleanor Johnson
Family
November 17, 2020
Tanya, Henry and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. We pray for comfort and peace to each of you. May God bless you all during this time.

Kelly, Jarrod and Collin
Kelly Jamerson
Friend
November 17, 2020
May haven receive on of the best ...Surely will be missed but not forgotten..Love You Rick Rest in peace.. Your pain is over.......
Kenneth Eagle
November 17, 2020
So sorry for your lost.Ricky was such a kind person. Sending Love and Prayers to all his Loved Ones.
Glenda Hackett
Friend
November 17, 2020
Ann, this Is Brenda (Quinn’s former wife). I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my husband to cancer in 2019. I just wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Time helps but the broken heart doesn’t go away. Love to you.
Brenda Ward
Friend
November 17, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss...my prayers are for the entire family at this difficult time.
Plicky Williiams
Friend
November 17, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Carolyn Richardson
November 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers
Carolyn Mayberry
Friend
November 17, 2020
Condolences to the Simmons Family. Ricky was one of the nicest people I ever met & I will miss seeing him and Henry together at all Raider sporting events.
James Wingfield
Friend
November 17, 2020
Remember Ricky & Cindy in school. Always liked both of them. My mother has always been fond of Ricky’s wife. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Gail (Layne) & Tommy Wheeler
November 17, 2020
Betty Hill
November 17, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Rick was a classmate and a genuinely good person. May he Rest In Peace.
Steve & Dale Weakley
Dale Weakley
November 17, 2020
Simmons Family:
May the many memories of Ricky help you get through this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Henry & Linda Goode
November 17, 2020