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 Author: Bob Bruce Simmons Posted Date: March 7, 2019
(June 04, 1929 - March 6, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Bruce Simmons, age 89, of Boone, and formerly of High Point, passed away Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at his residence.
    Born June 4, 1929 in Mt. Airy, he was a son of Edd and Bertie Rakes Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a member of Conrad Memorial Baptist Church in High Point. After retiring to Boone, he attended Boone United Methodist Church for the next 16 years. Mr. Simmons was a member and past Master of the Numa F. Reid Masonic Lodge in High Point. He was a sales manager for Ward Foods in Jamestown, and later employed at Thomas Produce in Greensboro.
    Mr. Simmons was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing and camping. Known as Mr. Helpful, he was always offering to step-up and assist anyone he thought needed a helping hand.
    Mr. Simmons is survived by his son, Dwight Simmons and wife, Sandra, of Boone; granddaughter, Emilee Hughes and husband, David, of Knoxville, TN; grandson, Brent Simmons and wife, Autumn of Seattle, WA; and two great-grandchildren, Lucy Kate and Owen Charles Hughes.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Hodges Simmons; sisters, Pansy Gardner and Bonnie Thomas; and brothers, Roland, Lewis, Wayne and Chester Simmons.
    Funeral services for Bruce Simmons will be conducted Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2019 at 2 oclock, at the Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial St., High Point, NC 27262. Officiating will be Rev. Donald Thomas, Rev. Jeff McClain and Rev. Luke Edwards.
    Graveside services will follow at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 9th, from 4 until 6 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home in Boone.
    Memorial donations may be made to the BUMC King Street Church Missions 56022, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Simmons family.

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