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Ed Simmons

Ed Simmons (Deerhunter), 69, of Dayton, died on July 24, 2016.

Some of his hobbies were fishing, hunting, and hunting ginseng. Ed drove a log truck for many years.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Simmons; parents, Veon and Leona Simmons; brother, Floyd Simmons.

Left to cherish Ed’s memories are his wife of 22 years, Elaine Simmons, Dayton; daughters, Denise (David) Muncy, Pikeville, Darice Cooper, Nashville, Angela (Jeff) Smith, Soddy Daisy, Stacie (Rick) Hayes, Signal Mountain; son, Scotty Ward, Dayton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda (Bennett) Pendergrass, Athens, Levanne (Hollis) DeBord, Croshia Dodd, and Tammy Simmons, all of Pikeville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life was held at noon Wednesday, July 27 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ed Frazier officiating.  Burial was in Simmons Family Cemetery.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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