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Tommy Simmons

January 27, 1941 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 80)


Tommy James Simmons was born on January 27. 1941 in Walterboro, South Carolina to the late Phillip Simmons and Felicia Williams Simmons. He departed this life on November 6, 2021 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina.

He  attended the public schools of Colleton County. After graduation, he was employed at the Old Fort Meat Factory in Walterboro, South Carolina for many years until he moved his employment to Broyhill Furniture where he retired after thirty years. One of Tommy's favorite sayings was "I try to treat everybody right because, you don't know who you are going to need." He was always willing to help anyone in need. If you needed a ride anywhere and he was able to assist you, he did. At our yearly cookouts, he would invite everyone he could think of. He showed love to everyone.

Tommy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he served faithfully. He was a longtime active member of Sunlight Lodge # 221 of Walterboro, South Carolina.  He enjoyed the many opportunities of fellowship with his Sunlight Lodge Brothers.

He was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Gladys Olivia Montgomery on October 7, 1967. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Gladys Olivia Montgomery Simmons; his daughter, Florence Montgomery Bartley; son, Tony Leroy Montgomery; grandson, O'Brian Bartley; two brothers, Lee Williams and Freddie Williams; two sisters, Barbara Ann Folk and Lutricia Moore.

Those left to cherish his memories, two sons, Timmy James Simmons and Melvin Montgomery; seven grandchildren, Indiar (Darion), Jerrell Bartley, Marvin (Christina) Boatwright, O'Brian Montgomery,  Trevor Simmons,  Savion Gardner, Antonio (Chanda) Boatwright; five great grand children, Orianna Bartley, Dashia Bartley, Malik Boatwright, Connor Boatwright, and Antwan Boatwright; one great great granddaughter, Legacy Bartley; one sister, Mamie Lynah of Cottageville, South Carolina; one aunt, Clara Williams of Walterboro, South Carolina; six sisters-in-law, Margie Williams of Savannah, Georgia, Dorothy Montgomery of Walterboro, South Carolina, Delores Montgomery of Augusta, Georgia, Sarah Nettles of Moss Point, Mississippi, Barbara Watts of New Haven, Connecticut, Glencile Greenlea of Montgomery, Alabama; seven brothers-in-law, Edward Montgomery of Moss Point, Mississippi, Willie Montgomery of Garden Grove, California, Larry Montgomery, Gregory (Doris) Montgomery, Hazell (Sylvia) Montgomery, all of Beatrice, Alabama, Elijah (Mary) Hale of Shreveport, Louisiana and Howard (Johnnie Mae) Hale of Frisco City, Alabama; special niece, Christine Lynah Golden of Cottageville, South Carolina and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.





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November 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

Graveside Service
November 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Heavenly Rest Memorial Garden
2061 Cottageville Hwy.
Walterboro, SC 29488

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