Elmer Oscar Simmons


Elmer Oscar Simmons, 93, of Athens, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born January 24, 1926, in Tiptonville, Tennessee, to John Oscar Simmons and Myrtle Mae Droke Simmons.
Funeral services for Mr. Simmons will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Eddie Littrell and Donny Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reunion Cemetery.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII.
He is survived by his children, Charlene Schrimsher, Eddie Simmons (Patricia), Rhonda Moore (Larry) and Rita Simmons; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents and siblings; wife, Vera Mevarene; and daughter, Deborah Simmons.
Pallbearers are Jason Looney, Benji Partlow, Chad Simmons, Daniel Moore, Tommy Hyatt and Larry Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Brayden Edwards, Clay Hyatt, Seth Partlow and Davidson Moore.
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Published on June 10, 2019
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