William L. Simmons, Jr.
- October 22, 1954 - July 24, 2012
- Hayes, Virginia
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Hayes: William L. Simmons, Jr., 57, died unexpectedly on July 24, 2012. Billy graduated from Gloucester High School, and was a master welder and designer. He was owner of Bill's Welding Shop at Ordinary for many years. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Billy never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed good times and loved his family very much. He was a generous and devoted husband, father, son and brother who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Simmons, Sr. and father-in-law, Ronald L. Thomas, Sr.
He is survived by:
His wife: Rhonda Lynne-Thomas Simmons
Son: Michael Edward Owens
Daughter: Elizabeth Marie Simmons
Mother: Joyce E. Simmons
Sister: Ellen S. Picardat and husband Baker
Brother: Sidney H. Simmons and wife Linda
Mother in law: Leila Thomas
Sister in laws: Paula Crowley and husband David
Aunt: Janet Lindgren
Nephews: William B. Picardat
Ronald Thomas, III
Darrell Stevens and wife Jennifer
Nieces: Dakotah S. Mayo
And a very close friend, Frank Haywood who has been a loyal friend to Billy and his family
along with a multitude of other family and close friends.
Funeral services officiated by Reverend Dr. Richard Croxton will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Providence Baptist Church, Hayes. Interment will follow in Rosewell Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Friday, July 27, 2012 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.