James Edward (J.E.) Simmons, age 80 of Jay died on Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Pensacola, Florida.
He was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruby Simmons; sons, John (Carol) Daughtery, Ed (Irene) Daughtery, and Joe Fuller; one sister, Nell (Rufus); three grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Dobson officiating services. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 5- 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jim Preddy, Mike Fritz, Phil Johnson, Stanley Whitfield, Andrew Layton and Allen Edwards.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/29/2009