Dorsey Simmons

Dorsey Junior Simmons, 90, of French Creek, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

He was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Alton, a son of the late Freeman Dorsey and Trecie Tenney Simmons. On Dec. 13, 1947, he married Iris DeBarr, who preceded him in death on April 6, 2007.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Adon Simmons; and two sisters, Lavonne Breaud and Belvie Simmons.

He is survived by one daughter, Terri Channell and husband, Ron, of Clarksburg; two grandsons, Shawn Channell of Westminster, Mass., and Chris Channell of Morgantown; and three great-grandsons, Andrew and Matthew Channell, both of Westminster, Mass., and Benjamin Channell of Morgantown.

Mr. Simmons was a welder for PBI. He was a member of Good Hope Tabernacle of Buckhannon, and he received a Purple Heart while serving with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Friends will be received Monday, April 21, from 1-3 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Indian Camp Church Cemetery at French Creek. Upshur County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors at the graveside.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.