Brother George Lee Simmons began his life’s journey on March 8, 1948 in Greenville, Alabama. He was the son of George Jr. and Wattie Murphy Simmons and was raised in the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Greenville and was member until his death.
Bro. Simmons attended and graduated from Southside High School in Greenville. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he started his career. He was extremely honored and proud of his tours in Vietnam and many other countries. Upon his return to Alabama, he met and married the love of his life, Doris Johnson. After his return to civilian life, he began his second career with the U.S. Army Miller Ferry Lock and Dam until he retired.
Bro. Simmons passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2022, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama with his devoted wife at his side.
Bro. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Simmons.
Leaving to cherish his memories are his: Devoted wife, Doris; his four daughters, Artina (Tyrone) Crenshaw, Melissa and Sandra Roper, all of Greenville, AL; and Pamela Simmons, Manhattan, NY; one sister, Yvonne (Donnie) Turner, Birmingham, AL; two brothers, Roosevelt Simmons, St. Louis, MO; and Earnest Simmons, Greenville, AL; eight grandchildren, Tykeylia, Tanesha, and Tyrone D. Crenshaw, Chris and Xavier Simmons, Andrea Roper, Journee and Meizja Burnett, four sisters-in-law Hattie Mae Simmons, Frances (Jimmy) Fanning, Ruth (Perry) Lewis, Minnie McCall and one brother-in-law, Johnny Johnson; one goddaughter, Valerie Turner (Christopher) Smith, Sanger, TX; special niece, Aris “Shimmie” Turner (Julius) Shanks, Montgomery, AL and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
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