On behalf of the Georgia National Guard Foundation, our condolences to the family of BG Randall Simmons, IV, whose father, Randy Simmons, Sr., passed away on May 1, 2018. The Foundation established a special account in Memory of Mr Simmons and appreciates the donations received in his Memory. A copy of the obituary follows.
Randall V. Simmons, Sr.
March 23, 1942-May 1, 2018
STATESBORO, Ga. — Randall V. Simmons Sr., age 76, passed away May 1, 2018, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice inpatient facility in Statesboro. He graduated from Statesboro High School in 1961 and attended Gordon Military College and Georgia Southern College. He was a Bulloch County native and lived in Statesboro for 73 years.
Mr. Simmons retired from Norvell Fixture and Equipment Company in Augusta in 2007. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but Grandy Randy’s greatest joy in his later years were his five grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
He was a member of Statesboro First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sara and I.V. Simmons; and his two brothers, Richard E. Simmons and Ben Hill Simmons.
Randy is survived by his wife, Lynne Storey Simmons, his high school sweetheart, whom he married on June 9, 1965. Also, his sons, BG Randall V. Simmons Jr. (Yetive) of Canton, Ga.; and Alex Simmons (Karah) of Bluffton, S.C.; his grandchildren, Callie and Luke of Canton, Ga.; and Cayson, Cole and Cooper of Bluffton, S.C.; and his sister, Pat Simmons Ray of Lake Toxaway, N.C.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson with the Reverend Bob Conley officiating. Interment will follow in Eastside Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459; Statesboro First Baptist Church, 108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.