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Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park

3653 W Market St, Akron, OH

OBITUARY

Leo R. Simmons

February 8, 1929March 13, 2020

Leo Robert Simmons Sr. “Poppa”, age 91, was born to the late J.C. and the late Pearl (Cameron) Simmons on February 8th, 1929 in Talladega, Alabama. He departed this life on March 13th, 2020.

Leo moved his family to Barberton, Ohio in the mid 1950’s and worked at Babcock & Wilcox and the Alessio Construction Company where he retired from after more than 35 years of service. He loved gardening, fishing, and collecting cans for Earth Day. He also enjoyed hanging out and “shooting the breeze” with his family and friends.

He was proceeded in death by daughter, Salbrina Simmons, his wife of many years, Sarah F. Simmons, three sisters and five brothers.

Leo leaves to cherish his memory daughters Ann (Jeff) Gwen, Cheryl Simmons, Mary Simmons, Angie (Michael) Irvin; sons John (Debra) Simmons, Paul Simmons, Leo Simmons Jr., Nathan Simmons, and Michael (Cherrelle) Ingol, all of Akron OH; sister Lavenia (Louis) Hampton of Springfield, OH; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Ms. Patricia Rivers, Ms. Francis Porter, Mrs. Marilyn (John) Yates, and the staff at Highland Square Nursing & Rehab and Hospice Care.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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