Clyde B. Simmons, 90, of Smithville, Ark., died Dec. 29, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. He was born May 13, 1918, at Cave City, the son of Charlie and Lizzie Girtman Simmons.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and retired from White Rodgers in Batesville. He was a member of the Ring's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: three sons, Clyde D. Simmons and wife, Martha of Lavaca, Donald Wayne Simmons and wife Brenda of Cave City, and Dwight A. Simmons of Smithville; two sisters, Iola McMillan of Mart, Texas, and Nina Simpson of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Jonathan Simmons and Heather Landers both of Cave City, Adam Simmons of Smithville, Shawn Simmons and Ashley Simmons both of Little Rock; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Bertha Faye Foster Simmons; three brothers, Olen Simmons, Leon Simmons and Charles Simmons; and three sisters, Nova Hill, Louie Mae Cooper Damron and Iona Simmons.
Funeral services were held Jan. 1 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Grayden Milligan officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery located east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.
Pallbearers were Charles Hutchison, Keith Bates, Jim Baxter, Larry Brown, Jim Simpson, Ronald Mobley and Johnny McMillan.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons.