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Richard Dale Simmons, 63, of Durham, NC died on October 16, 2019. Richard was a native of Roanoke Rapids, NC. The son of the late Sam Calvert Simmons and Thelma Hammack Simmons. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Gasburg, VA. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree, and worked for the University of North Carolina until his retirement.

Mr. Simmons is survived by: two brothers, Ronnie C. Simmons and his husband Christopher McDougald of Chapel Hill, NC; and Carl P. Simmons and his wife Tonya Longmire Simmons, of Rocky Mount, NC.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Wrenn Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service, with Minister Greg Hand officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


1015 West 5th Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870




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