Bobby A. Simmons, age 76, of High Springs, FL, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. He was born on February 25, 1942 to Hubert and Jettie Simmons in Bell, FL and was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County. Mr. Simmons proudly served his country in the US Navy. He retired from the Florida Department of Corrections and was a member of the Spirit of Holiness Community Fellowship Church in Rock Bluff.
Mr. Simmons is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Gilbert Simmons of High Springs, FL; his daughters, Tina (Bobby) Hindelang of Lebanon, TN and Regina Simmons of Lake City, FL; his sons, Bobby Allen Simmons of Lake City, FL, Royal Earl (Elania) Spain of Trenton, FL and Randal Earl (Heather) Spain of Fanning Springs, FL; his sister, Dorothy Webber of Tampa, FL; his brother, Bill Simmons of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Watson Funeral Home on Thursday evening, February 28, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00. Funeral Services for Mr. Simmons will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Smith officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Bell, FL.