Cecil Cyrus Simmons, Jr.

December 18, 1952June 17, 2013
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Cecil C. Simmons, Jr., 60, of Jacksonville, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013. He was born on December 18, 1952 in Baltimore City, MD to Cecil Sr. and Joyce Simmons. Cecil was a long time resident of Jacksonville where he lived since leaving his childhood home in Oakland, MD at the age of 17. He graduated from Garrett County High School in 1970 and served in the United States Navy 1971-1991 achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class before retiring. In 1997, Cecil married Deborah Simmons on August 23. He had a profound love of motorcycles and loved spending his time with friends and family during weekend gatherings. Cecil's parents, Cecil Sr. and Joyce Simmons, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his son, Chris McGinnis of Mount Storm, WV and his daughter, Theresa Coffman of Jacksonville, FL; his step children, Alicia Wallace and Phillip Neuenkirch of Jacksonville, FL;his sisters, Norma, Liz, Vicky and one brother, Bobby; four grandchildren, Landon, Lydia, Joshua and Lillian; and his mother-in-law, Carroll Krueger. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cecil Cyrus Simmons, Jr.

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vickie bowman

May 23, 2014

Cecil my kids and I still miss you it was so hard on Bugs birthday because of him sharing your birthday it has all most been a year and it still seems like yesterday.I love you and miss you

September 23, 2013

Cecil when I first met you I thought of you as my knight in shining amour. You were such a kind, generous, friendly & loving man who was always happy & laughing. You made me want to enjoy living life & having fun with you. We had a lot of great years together. Knowing I will never see you again is the hardest thing I have ever been through. I miss you everyday of my life. As do many other people. I wish I could have just one more day with you. I will love you forever. Till we meet again, your wife

Wendy Holgerson

September 19, 2013

The first time I met Cecil and Debbie they opened their home and hearts and made you feel welcome. I was fortunate enough to call you a friend. I will miss your smile and laughter. Thank you both for being such good friends. You will be missed by all that had the opportunity to have known you. My thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and family.

Jenifer Daniel

September 18, 2013

Jennifer Daniel

September 18, 2013

Although I will never know why God took you so suddenly from us, I understand he must have needed you for something important. I will love you and miss you and will forever keep a place for you in my heart. I Love you Uncle Cecil, until we meet again.

September 18, 2013

I miss you big brother.I know we had our differences, but I never forgot to call you for your birthday. You was always in my and my kids thoughts.I know when I needed you the most you were there. WHY DID GOD TAKE YOU SO SOON, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH.At least we have BUG that was born on your birthday, that day will forever remind us that we have someone special waiting for us in heaven.

Vickie Bowman

September 18, 2013

Alicia Wallace

September 18, 2013

Cecil I miss you so much. Funny how you don't realize just how much you love someone until they are gone. I still cannot believe I will not get to see you again. You treated me like a daughter and I thought of you as a father. You will always be in my heart. I miss you more than you know. I love you.

September 16, 2013


Vickie Berry

September 16, 2013

Junior, my cousin, my brother and truly my very best friend,,, I miss you today as I will forever,,,,,,,,My love to you always Cecil..,,until we meet again...