Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA


Carl "Butch" Simmers

July 29, 1947November 1, 2019

Carl Glyndon “Butch” Simmers, 72, went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 1, 2019 after his battle with cancer.

He was born July 29, 1947, a son of the late Glyndon and Kathleen Simmers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Simmers.

Carl was a member of West Waynesboro Church of Christ. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from Kroger in Waynesboro after 40 years of service where he was lovingly known as “Mr. C”. He also worked 12 years part-time at the Waynesboro ABC Store. He was a past governor of the Waynesboro Moose Lodge and past secretary of the Eagles #4129. His true passion in life was playing golf.

He leaves behind his devoted wife and caretaker during his illness, Carolyn Scott Simmers of 33 years; daughter, Denise Welcher; stepson, Robi Kline; sisters, LaVonne Cauthen and husband, Sid, and Glenda Kay DeWitt; brother, Dennis Wayne Simmers and wife, Eva; grandchildren, Daniel and Dalton Welcher; step grandchildren, Jeremy Wheeler and Kali Kline; and nieces, nephews, in-laws, all of his coworkers and many friends. He also leaves behind his dog, Oreo, who he loved dearly.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at West Waynesboro Church of Christ with Chad Grondin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Waynesboro Church of Christ, 2212 Cortland St., Waynesboro, VA 22980 or the Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com


  • West Waynesboro Church of Christ, 2212 Cortland St., Waynesboro, VA 22980 or the Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939



  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


  • Officiating


Carl "Butch" Simmers

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Debbie Martin

November 5, 2019

Good man ,I worked for him at Krogers store five years .He encourage his employees and treated us fair and respectfully. God bless family and comfort them i pray.

Candi Beam Brown

November 5, 2019

Carl Simmers ,which I called Me. Simmers mist time ... He was the best boss, great friend and co-worker. You will be missed . I never remember a time when Mr Simmers didn't smile . I remember starting graveyard and he call make sure I ok. One holiday weekend called see if I need him come in help. Like 2am . Now there will be no pain just perfect golf games 😁

Kevin Goode

November 5, 2019

RIP Uncle Butch, deepest condolences to the whole family. Love , The Goode Family.

Jan Wenner

November 5, 2019

Many condolences to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My dear friend whistle away in your heavenly home. You will not soon be forgotten......

Danny Carpenter

November 4, 2019

I've known Butch for many years. I always remember and I would go in my part time job ABC Store, I could tell Butch was there when I hearing whistling Happy song. Most of the time Andy Griffith Melody. He will be missed by all:-(

Debra Williamson

November 3, 2019

Much love and prayers to Sister and all of Carl’s family and friends.

Amy Fitzgerald

November 2, 2019

Loved working at Kroger with Carl. “Chump, chumpola and correctamundo” were some favorite phrases that come to mind.
Always a smile and a little laugh.
My heartfelt sympathy to you all. ❤️

Shelby Alexander

November 2, 2019

With heartfelt sympathy to Carolyn and his family. I have great memories of Carl from Kroger days. He was a great guy!
Much love and prayers,
Shelby Alexander

Edna Lozosky

November 2, 2019

Just remember how kind he was and his sisters and brothers loved him dearly.

Bonnie Sheffield

November 2, 2019

Denise Welcher and family. So very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.