OBITUARY

John "Monkey" Dawson Simmons

August 5, 1939February 10, 2019
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John Dawson “Monkey” Simmons, 79, of Pireway passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his home.

Monkey was born August 5, 1939 in Columbus County, son of the late Allen Miles Simmons and Dollye Roberts Simmons. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Preceding him in death were seven brothers, Leon Simmons, Grady Simmons, Louis Simmons, Charles Simmons, Bobby Simmons, Kenneth “Ham Bone” Simmons, and Harry Simmons; and two sisters, Beatrice Stamey and Sarah Pendergraft.

Survivors include his daughter Sheila Gerald-Evans and husband Tracy of Pireway; brother, Ned Simmons and wife Nancy of Bolton; grandson, Ray Gerald and wife Hailey; great granddaughter MaKenzie Gerald; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at three o’clock in the afternoon at White Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel in Shallotte. Burial will follow in Griffin Cemetery in Ash.

Pallbearers will be Ray Gerald, Casey Simmons, Dusty Simmons, Jr. Simmons, Tracy Evans, and Greg White.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from two o’clock until three o’clock at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myrtlehead Baptist Church, 6720 Myrtle Head Road NW, Ash, NC 28420.

You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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John "Monkey" Dawson Simmons

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