David Raymond Simmons

September 9, 1968July 13, 2018

David Raymond Simmons, 49, of Conover went into the loving arms of Jesus on July 13, 2018. He was born on September 9, 1968 to Sammie and Donna Mays Simmons in Jacksonville, Florida.

David was a devoted husband, loving father and a considerate son and brother. His co-workers at Engineered Sintered Components describe him as a loyal and kind person. He was a faithful servant of Christ and a beloved Sunday School Teacher at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont.

Left to cherish his memories are his parents, loving wife of 15 years, Tina, a son, Daniel and daughter Sarah; brothers, Joe (Leah) Simmons and John Simmons.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4 o’clock PM at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Mike Ramey officiating. The internment will immediately follow the services at Claremont City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Lutheran Church in his name, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, NC 28610

Online condolences may be shared at who has been entrusted with David’s service arrangements.


  • Sammie Dell Simmons, Father
  • Donna Mays Simmons, Mother
  • Tina Pope Simmons, Wife
  • Daniel Simmons, Son
  • Sarah Simmons, Daughter
  • Joe Simmons and wife, Leah, Brother
  • John Simmons, Brother


  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Interment Monday, July 16, 2018

David Raymond Simmons

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Arthur Graves

July 19, 2018

My BEST friend from School for many years. I remember on one of David birthday, At this bar Mrs&Mr. Simmons own they had a mechanical bull. LOL, I had to bring my Mom to go to this and for one of the few times, my Sister came with us. Sorry for David moving on Mrs&Mr Simmons and to you guys too Kieth and Joe aka Superman.

Robert Whorton

July 19, 2018

My deepest condolences to you all. I spent time with Dave during high school, he was a positive person who for sure liked technology. For some reason I remember David working in an ice cream shop not to far from his home, a few of us used to go in while he was working. We would order something and he would make it, but with a determined expression on his face. But anyway I always admired David for his determination. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Otis rutherford

July 19, 2018

Wishing the family my condolences. I must say David back in High school was the kinda person that would go out his way . To treat people with kindness. He will surely be missed. And remembered. He was one of few people I got alone with in High school . Many Blessings over his family!

Amanda Bentley

July 16, 2018

Dear Tina and Children,
We send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We value your family and want you to know that You are being lifted up in prayers and thoughts. We hope that you can feel in your hearts that we are helping to carry this heavy burden for you.
Dr Andy Hass and Staff

John Daly

July 15, 2018

Dave was a great guy and a great coworker. He was always smiling, funny, and a little bit goofy. He could talk to you about anything and it was like talking to an old friend. Any time I needed a break from the monotony of my position at ESC, I'd wander over to his desk and shoot the breeze for a few minutes about whatever came up. I really miss those conversations, and our random movie quote back and forths. The world is certainly a lesser place without him, and I was so, so sad to hear of his passing.

It should be mentioned, he also inspired me to go back to school for IT, as he seemed so happy with his work and he encouraged me to try it. I'll be graduating next winter, and I probably never would've taken that step without his encouragement.

Goodnight, sweet prince.