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Gordon Eugene Simmons

June 11, 1942 — December 2, 2023

Church Road

Gordon “Sonny” Eugene Simmons, 81, of Church Road passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Born June 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Gordon Webb and Evelyn Kossick Simmons, and was also preceded in death by his brother, Hunter "Pookie" Simmons.

He was a skilled employee for Brown and Williamson in Petersburg and later for Honeywell, where he retired after many years of service. As a proud United States Army Reserve veteran, he exemplified patriotism and dedication.

Sonny appreciated the great outdoors. An avid hunter and fisherman, he shared his love for nature generously. One of Sonny's affiliations was with the Sutherland Hunt Club, where he had many friendships with fellow enthusiasts who shared his love for hunting and the camaraderie that comes with it.

Sonny is survived by his loving partner, Barbara Lunsford; niece, Amy Lynn Dean and husband, Arthur "Bo", Jr.; nephew, Braden D. Simmons and wife, Shelly; great-nephews, Arthur "Bo" Dean III, Austin "Brandon" Dean, Ashton "Blakely" Dean, Braden D. Simmons, Jr., Dalton W. Simmons and wife, Alyssa, Greylen V. Simmons; sister-in-law, Janet Lynn Simmons; blended family, Leslie F. Decker and husband, Scott, Julie D. Fulp, John F. Fulp II; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved cousins.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday in Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road, S. Prince George, Virginia 23805. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com

 

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