James Edward “Jimmy” Simmons, Jr.

July 16, 1936 - September 27, 2011

07/16/1936 - 09/27/2011

James Edward “Jimmy” Simmons, Jr., 75, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Dawson Baptist Church. The Reverend Ricky Sorie and the Reverend Tim Rogers will be presiding.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2011 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

Jimmy was a native of Enfield and was born at Dawson Crossroads, where he farmed his entire life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and was a life-long member of Dawson Baptist Church.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Simmons, III.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lena Partin Simmons; daughters, Susan Schilling of Charlotte and Stavie Thompson and husband Mike of Wake Forest; daughter-in-law, Holly Simmons of Savannah, GA; sister, Joan Manning of Tarboro; and four grandchildren, Simmons Partin Thompson, Kirsten Stavie Thompson, James Edward Simmons, IV, and Adair Rose Simmons.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dawson Baptist Church, 9775 Thirteen Bridges Road, Enfield, NC 27823.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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