McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native Carroll Lynn “Bigfoot” Simmons, 72, was born Feb. 15, 1943 and died Sept. 16 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.
An employee of Prince & Sons Construction and member of the Non-Denominational Church, he was the son of the late Carroll Edward and Polly Annie Manus Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lynn Simmons and brother, William Edward Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was married Oct. 26, 1963 to Martha Joyce Cox Simmons of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Simmons of Morrison; three grandchildren, Allyn (Krystal) Hodges of Oliver Springs and Andrew Simmons and Amanda Simmons, both of Morrison; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Johnson of Shelbyville, June (Andy) Schippers of Hernando, Fla., and Carolyn (R.L.) Mooneyham of Spencer, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Saturday in High’s Chapel with Donnie Cox and John Cox officiating. Burial followed at Grange Hall Cemetery.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 20, 2015