Walter Laverne Simmons, 68 of Yulee passed away March 17, 2015 at Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. He was born March 7, 1947 to Robert and Collean Barnard Simmons in Jacksonville, Florida. He served his Country in the United States Army National Guard. He was a Car hauler and was a Christian. He was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Crawford.
Survivors include six children: Steven Laverne Simmons (Tammy) of St. Augustine; Rhonda Lynn Blanton of The Villages, Florida; Curtis Eric Simmons(Jennifer) of Jacksonville; Robert Kyle Simmons of Columbus, Ohio; Heather Dutra(Mark) of Yulee; Misty Lee Powers (Jeffrey) of Yulee, Fl.; adopted children: Evan Lee Simmons, Hayden Lynn Simmons and Aleigha Simmons; sixteen grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Kelly, Nikki, C.J, Cameron, Kyleigh, Kelsey, Kaley, Savannah, Taylor, , Courtney, Ilana, Zander, Lakyn, Madison and Tamyrn; brother: Robert Leon Simmons(Vickie) of Hilliard; 2-Sisters: Nancy Jones(Ronnie) of Hilliard; Darlene Crawford of Lake City; former wife: Linda Daughtry of The Villages; Several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6 until 8 PM. Funeral Services will be Friday March 20, 2015 at Gate Way of Life Ministries in Hilliard at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Cubbage officiating. Burial will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia.
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