William "Bill" E. Simmons

Born: Wed., Dec. 11, 1940
Died: Sat., Apr. 13, 2019

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: Johnson Family Cemetery

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     William “Bill” E. Simmons, 78, of Bethesda, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

     He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on December 11, 1940 a son of the late Thomas and Martha Elerick Simmons.

     He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Barnesville V.F.W. and the American Legion where he participated with the Honor Guard in Belmont County.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David Simmons and a brother, Robert Simmons.

     Surviving are his wife, Tammy Johnson Simmons whom he married on April 30, 1999; one son, Michael (Cammie) Simmons of Collins, Ohio; three daughters, Amy (Jim) Adair of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miranda (Charles) Krieger of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Antonia Simmons of the home; two sisters, Maxine Copeland of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Connie Simmons of Delray, Florida; one brother, Eugene (Florence) Simmons of Bloomingdale, Ohio; eight granddaughters; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law, Maynard (Rosa) Johnson of Jerusalem, Ohio; mother-in-law, Donna Slevin of Bridgeport, Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, David (Melissa) McCleary of Bethesda, Ohio.

     Graveside services and military services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Johnson Family Cemetery, 49176 Ozark-Eddy Bridge Road, Jerusalem, Ohio with Pastor Thomas Detling officiating.

     Arrangements entrusted to the care of Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.



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Richard and Betty S!evin
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
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Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Museum
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William E. Simmons, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, William E. Simmons, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Nancy Falcone-Capalingo
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
2 the family of William...we r so Sorry 4 ur loss..Prayers 2 his family .R.I.P. 🙏♥️

Don &Cindy Snyder
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
BILL BILL Rest in peace my friend, going threw the pearly gates,

Annette Binns Lee
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I know he can rest now from the pain and suffering of this world but I'm sure he wished he could be with his family longer.
I knew Bill back in the Wagon Wheel days when a bunch of us truckers would gather and shoot the crap drink some and talk about how fast them trucks would go. The old days long gone except for memories of when we all were younger and didn't think we would ever die. RIP trucker your run is over.

Erleen Long
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Tammy and family. I heard about Bill passing away at the food bank yesterday and it made me so sad. I sure will miss my buddy. He sure had a way of making me smile because he had a smile that melted our hearts.
I am praying for all of you and I am so sorry for this tragic loss. He was a wonderful guy and I will never forget him. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow.

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