Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 1, 2013

Daniel Taylor Simmons Sr.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Daniel Taylor Simmons, Sr. (Danny), age 79, of 2316 Spring Garden Drive, Bluefield, WV, went to be with the Lord on October 30th, 2013 at Bristol Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born November 25, 1933, the son of the late Roy and Evelyn Simmons.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the U.S Navy, attended Concord University where he played baseball. He worked for Pocahontas Land Corporation, Magic Mart, and retired from Bluefield Automotive Supplies where he was owner and salesman. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Chrisandra Simmons Presley and a sister, Judith Sarver.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Isabel Looney Simmons; one son, Daniel Simmons, Jr. (Chrissie) of Bluefield; two daughters, Susan Simmons Van Hoose (Greg) of Indian Land, SC, Tracy Simmons Freund (Drew) of Bluefield; seven grandchildren, Amber Simmons Martinez (Randy), Jeremy Simmons (Jennifer), Brittany Freund, Justin Freund, William Van Hoose, Rebecca Van Hoose, and Sarah Van Hoose; six great-grandchildren, Claire, Georgia, Julien, Isabella, Roman and Gracie; three brothers, David Simmons, Roy (Chip) Simmons (Georgann) both of Bluefield, Larry Simmons (Ann) of Bastlan, VA; three sisters, Joy Sarver of Bluefield, Charlotte Hypes (Warren) of Riner, Va, and Zerna Crouch of Reno, NC; a host of nieces and nephews.

Per his request, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Jonathan Rockness officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bluefield Union Mission, PO Box 4056, Bluefield, WV 24701 or Bible In the Schools, PO Box 543, Bluefield, WV 24701.

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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is serving the family of Mr. Daniel Taylor Simmons, Sr.