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John Powell Simmons, Sr.

May 11, 1949 — January 29, 2023

Randleman, NC

John Powell Simmons, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 29, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. 

John was born to Maude Denny and William Simmons on May 11, 1949. He married Deborah Holliman Simmons and together they raised a large family. John drove a truck for many years, retiring from the transportation industry. He loved the Lord first and foremost and adored his family. In his spare time, Mr. Simmons enjoyed bass fishing and being outdoors in the spring and summer. He was fond of wildlife and often fed animals from his front porch. 

John is survived by his wife, Deborah, of the home. He is additionally survived by their seven children: Tina Stuart (Freddie) of Erwin, John Simmons Jr. (Michele) of Randleman, Angelia Fox (Jeff) of Asheboro, David Simmons (Rainey) of Hampstead, Billy Simmons (Lori) of Climax, Cora Wiseman (Michael) of Franklinville and Rebecca Brady (Dave) of Pleasant Garden, along with 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Audrey Alley of Summerfield, and brothers: Billy Simmons and David Simmons, both of Pleasant Garden. 

John is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joseph Simmons and his sister, Ruth Ann Lamb. 

A public visitation will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023from 12:00-1:45pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, 600 S. Main St. Randleman, NC 27317. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2:00pm with Pastor Jeff Broadstreet officiating, 600 S. Main St. Randleman, NC 27317. Burial will be at Randolph Memorial Park, 4538 N. Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC 27203.

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Visitation

Friday, February 3, 2023

12:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 3, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Burial

Friday, February 3, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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