Simmons, Hughie Sr. 1923-2005

Obituary – Hughie Simmons Sr.
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Monte Springer
The Review
November 2005

Hughie Simmons Sr., 82

CHESTER – Hughie Simmons Sr., 82 of Arner Mine Road, Chester, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.

He was Born Feb. 15, 1923 in Rush Run, Ohio, the son of the late James and Lilly Brewer Simmons.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. Some of the medals he was awarded include two Bronze Stars, Philippians Liberation Ribbon and Victory Medal.

He retired from Colt Industry as an electric furnace controller. he was a member of the East Liverpool VFW Post 66, Chester American Legion Post 121, and the Tri-State Bowling League. Hughie enjoyed playing many musical instruments.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Stover Simmons, who died Nov. 11, 2002; three brothers, Harley, Harry and Lonnie Simmons; four sisters, Audrey Springer, Opal Sadler, Marie Bowen and Garnett Dunn; and a granddaughter, Lynn Ann Simmons.

He is survived by his loving family, including two sons and daughter-in-laws, Hughie and Jo Simmons Jr. of Newell and Larry and Linda Simmons of Newell; a daughter, Mrs. Mark “Kathy” Deitch of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Connie Calvarese, Terri McFadden, Larry Simmons Jr., Kara Deitch and Eric Deitch; four great-grandchildren, Sara, Matt, Evan and Jacob; and a brother Ray Simmons of Newell.

Funeral services will be at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2005, at 2 p.m. with Pastor John Mehaffey officiating. Internment will follow at the Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell, where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord military services.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home.