Harry Phillip Simmons, 61, of Buckhannon, was diagnosed with gastric cancer in April of 2012 and died peacefully at home with his family by his side Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
He was born March 18, 1951, at Muncie, Ind., a son of the late Harry Kendall and Willie Mae Doan Simmons.
On Oct. 13, 1973, he married Gale Skinner, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Trisha Branham and husband, Donald, of Fayetteville, N.C.; one son, Ryan Phillip Simmons and wife, Ashley, of Hudson, Fla.; one grandson, Albert Branham of Fayetteville, N.C.; two granddaughters, Jordan Branham of Fayetteville, N.C., and Rhylie Heather Simmons of Hudson Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Heather Erin Simmons; one sister, Charlotte Smekens; and one nephew, Dan Smekens.
Mr. Simmons was a Christian by faith. He was also a volunteer and president of the Upshur County Little League and Babe Ruth, a member of Buckhannon Country Club and an avid golfer.
He retired from CSX in 2009 with 38 years of service where he worked as a road master. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and friend.
Friends will be received Sunday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Dr. Rev. Joe Shreve officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.