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N.C. Simmons Jr

Napoleon Columbus “N.C.” Simmons, Jr., 96 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, December 16, 2019 with family by his side.

N.C. was a farmer and won the Outstanding Farmers Award given by Farm Bureau. He served as president of Fall Creek Falls Utility District, Farm Bureau Board 40-plus years, 911 Board, SCS Soil Conservation Board, and the FHA Board. He also drove the school bus for almost 40 years for Bledsoe County, was a member of Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy, loved his family, enjoyed church and witnessing to people.

Preceding N.C. in death was his wife, Audrey Lee Forsythe Simmons; parents, Napoleon Columbus, Sr. and Rachel Hale Simmons; brother, Chester Simmons; sisters, Lena Agee, Angie Blankenship, Martha Lou DeBord, Ida Milan, Clara Mooneyham, Velma Holland, and Thelma Simmons.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Roger (Susan) Simmons, Gary (Kim) Simmons, Gerald (Margie) Simmons; daughter, Brenda (Don) Nobles; grandchildren, Aaron (Tia) Bowlin, Bryan (Aimee) Simmons, Alecia (Scott) Sorrells, Jennifer (Brad) Hale, Nicole Dawn Nobles; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Juanita Reed; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ken Norris officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, and 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday, in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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