The family will receive friends on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Oakhill Cemetery. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.
Simmons was preceded in death by his father, Hobson Simmons; mother, Edna Lee Simmons; and brother, Johnny Mack Simmons.
He is survived by his wife, Willie A. Simmons of Jasper; daughter, Doris Alexander of Jackson, Miss.; sons, Gary Simmons (Linda) of Hoover, John Simmons (Melissa) of Jasper, Don Simmons (Ann) of Jasper, Tim Simmons (Clarissa) of Cullman and David Whitworth (Cindy) of Jasper; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571