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Charles "Butch" Simmons, Sr.

January 30, 1950 — January 3, 2023

Colonial Heights

Charles “Butch” Patrick Simmons, Sr., 72, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away on January 3, 2023. Born on January 30, 1950, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late George M. Simmons and Shirley Britton East. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Lee F. East.

Butch was a member of Ettrick United Methodist Church. He worked as a Chief Operator at Swift Creek Water Treatment Plant in Chesterfield County and retired after 32 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and was a champion dart player. Butch was also a member of the American Legion Post #2, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Blankenship Simmons; daughter, Edna-Jo Pecht Schmidt (Christopher); son, C.P. Simmons, Jr. (Julie); grandchildren, Gabrielle Spain Cliborne (Jacob), Hunter Christian Spain, Trevor Jennings Spain (Kayla), Ella Elizabeth Simmons, and Cora Paige Simmons; great-grandchildren, Aubree Grace Cliborne, Masyn Jennings Spain, and Carter Jennings Cliborne; stepmothers, Rosemarie Simmons and Macon T. East; sisters, Gale Rowland (Joseph), Michelle Fronheiser (Joseph), and Cheryl Peters (Mike); brother, Daniel East (Michelle); and numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved cats, Anna and Belle.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 with the Reverends Bobby Lamb and Dr. J. Stanley Hargraves. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

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