Polkton - Charles Albert Simmons of the Burnsville Community, a retired logger, passed away quietly with is wife and family by his side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Anson Health and Rehab in Wadesboro. He was 94.
A son of the late Albert and Bessie Thompkins Simmons, he was born September 19, 1926 in Lew Beach, NY. He was a Charter Member of the Lew Beach Fire Department.
Charlie was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II while stationed in the Philippines. After returning home, he served as a constable for the town of Manor.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Doris Simmons; two daughters, Kathy Welch and Laura (Wally) Lotz; three sons, Rich (Marion) Simmons, Terry (Kathy) Simmons and Tim Simmons; ten grandchildren, Teresa (David) Mercer, Jamie Welch, John (Stephanie) Cortes, Christy (Max) Rouse, Michael (Wendy) Simmons, Nichole (Shawn) Hairston, Jessie Simmons, Amy (Chris) Dingevan, Jennifer (Jaye) Middleton, and Steven Lotz; seventeen great-grandchildren, Alex welch, Andrew Taylor, Caitlyn Carpenter, Roger Carpenter, Delilah Cortes, Brandon Barrett, Alicia (Jake) Spaniel, Daniel Barrett, Caitlin Barrett, Rowan Simmons, Madison Hairston, Hunter Hairston, Mason Hairston, Hannah Hairston, Mariah Dingevan, Marquice Middleton, Izzie Middleton and four great-great-grandchildren, Spencer Barrett, Taylor Barrett, Derrick Spaniel and Conner Spaniel and many niece and nephews and their families.
Charlie spent his life logging and caring for his family. Upon retiring he and Doris moved to North Carolina an denjoyed life and watching their family grow.
those who knew him, knew a good man and a good friend. Those who were lucky enough to call him Dad and Grandpa knew a great man and stood in awe at his devotion to his beloved wife, Doris.
He will be greatly missed by so many.
There will be a memorial service at 3:00pm Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Hopewell United Methodist Church with Rev. Patrick Ledford officiating with military honors.
The family will greet friends following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com