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Mr. Raymond Boyce Simmons, 75, of Mauk, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Pine Level Cemetery, 273 Hayes Road, Mauk, GA, 31058. Family and friends may visit with Raymond on Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Way-Watson Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19, face coverings are encouraged and please practice social distancing.
Raymond (“Paw Paw”) was born in Marion County, GA, on November 1, 1945, to William Marshall and Rena Harry Simmons. He dearly loved his wife, Helen, of 51 years, being Paw Paw, and spending time with his family. He retired from Tom’s Foods after 30 years where he loved being a truck driver, so much so that he made it into the 2 Million Mile Club. After retirement from Tom’s, he worked at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department as a jailor but the road called again and he began driving a log truck for Church Hill Trucking. The people he met at Tom’s, the Sheriff’s office, and Church Hill became like a second family to him. A jack of all trades, he enjoyed being on the tractor as well as gardening and beginning more projects at home than he could ever finish.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Whitley Simmons of Mauk, GA; four children, Lisa and Reed Brand of Butler, GA, Kim and Larry Ogan of Box Springs, GA, Jason Adams of Columbus, GA, and Jonathon and Jessica Simmons of Cataula, GA; a brother, Earl and Carmen Simmons of Woodstock, GA; three sisters, Margaret McCain of Jefferson, GA, Joyce and Tommy Hagler of Charlotte, NC, and Sandra Hunter of Preston, GA. Six grandchildren, Chastin and Lauren Brand, Kali and Marty Evans, Keeli and Justin Martin, Luke Ogan, Jake Ogan, and Cora Simmons; and great-grandchildren, Jeppie Brand, Bryer and Wiloh Evans, Tye, River, Cove, and Rainy Reed Martin.
Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Way-Watson Funeral Home- Buena Vista
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