Mr. Simmons was born on May 14, 1921, in Robertson County, Tenn. He was the son of the late Duke and Lela Covington Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was a retired truck driver for American Truck Lines; and was of the Methodist Faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bryce Simmons; and a sister, Dorothy Benningfield.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Doye M. Simmons of Cadiz; two sisters, Margaret Clark of Springfield, Tenn., and Peggy Rainwater of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.