Samuel Leroy Simmons
Mr. Samuel Leroy Simmons, 77, of Scottsville, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at 10:24 a.m. at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Kentucky, with military honors by the Simpson County Honor Guard
Samuel was born July 9, 1942 in Barren County, Kentucky, to the late James E. Simmons and the late Beatrice Barbour Simmons. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Douglas Simmons, and Dennis Roger Simmons, and a sister, Emma Lou Pendygraft.
Samuel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wilma Hicks Simmons; a sister, Betty Hopkins (Ewing), of Glasgow, six brothers, James Robert Simmons, of Fort Worth Texas, Kenneth Simmons (Rose Maxie), Delmer Simons (Ruth), Danny Simmons (Nancy), David Simmons, and Tony Simmons (Deborah), all of Glasgow. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Samuel retired from the Air Force in 1984 completing 20 years of service. He also retired from the Civil Service after 26 years. Samuel was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bowling Green. Samuel loved to be outside piddling on the farm, driving around on the tractor, gardening and playing with his horse and dog.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019 and from 6 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home.
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Published on September 16, 2019


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Dennis & Cheryl Rozell
Sep 18, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of our brother Sams passing He walked with God and honored his lord every time he could my brother you may be gone but you will never never be forgotten you are known walking on streets of gold with our father
Larry and Lanette Shropshire
Sep 17, 2019
What a blessing you two have been throughout our teen and college age years! You both had a big part during your time at SW Baptist! So sorry for your loss, but what a blessed time Bro. Sam is having in heaven. Love you both.❤️
Rick Williams
Sep 17, 2019
Tony to you and all of your family, sorry to hear this l did'nt know your brother but I'm going to bet he was a good guy. Once again sorry to hear it.
Sep 17, 2019
The Simmons family has my deepest condolences. Losing a loved one is so difficult, but may this scripture at 2 Thessalonians. 2:16&17; have some consolation for you during this difficult time. It lovingly reads, “Moreover, may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, 17 comfort your hearts and make you firm” during this challenging time in your life.
Reid and Carol Thompson
Sep 16, 2019
We are so sorry to hear that Bro Sam has passed away. We know he is now with his Saviour in heaven but we also know you will miss him so much. Love and Prayers for the coming days and months.
Cynthia (Cindy) Swett-Kennedy
Sep 16, 2019
Willie, you and Sam were so instrumental in molding so many young Christians, like myself, from Southwest Baptist Church. Thank you both for living Christ-filled lives and treating us like your kids. May God continue to bless you as you find your new normal without Sam.