Leonard Ray Simmons, 74, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Valor Hospice Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.
Mr. Simmons was born September, 26, 1939 in Caldwell County to the late Glenn Edison Simmons and Hattie Elizabeth Lail Simmons. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Hugh E. Simmons and Max W. Simmons; two sisters: Lois S. Roseman and Glenda Kay Simmons.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Good Simmons of the home, a son, Lendall Glenn Simmons of Hickory, a brother, Bruce A. Simmons of Hickory, four sister-in-laws: Linda Hildebran, Candace Simmons, Janette Good and Hilda Simmons all of Hickory; brother-in-law, Marion D. Roseman of Hickory; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:00 PM at Viewmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Robison officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 12:00 PM at the Church prior to the service. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Rd., Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Mr. Simmons.