Mr. Joseph Simmons Sr., 81, formerly of SC, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, GA. The service is Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 1 pm at Allen Funeral Home Chapel Complex in Ridgeland SC. Allen Funeral Home Ridgeland SC is in charge.
Joseph Simmons was born on March 10, 1939, in St. George, SC. He was the son of the late John Simmons and Anna Liza Rivers Simmons of St. George.
Joseph worked as a laborer and was known as a jack of all trades. He had a long-term companion of 52 years, the late Vernelle Hazel of Springfield, GA.
Joseph departed his life on August 24, 2020, at Effingham Care Center in Springfield, GA. One sister Johnnie Mae Simmons and three brothers; Ben Jr., Plent, and Ej (Willie) proceeded him in death.
Joseph leaves to cherish his memories daughters; Betty Simmons of Santee, SC., Kimberly Simmons of Guyton, GA., stepdaughter Cheryl Hazel of Walterboro, SC., son Joseph Simmons Jr of St. George, stepson Anthony Hazel (Lillie) of Kingstree, brothers; Herbert Simmons, Leroy Simmons, Allen (Marie) Simmons of St. George, Adolph Simmons (Louise) of Newark, NJ., 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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