Benjamin “Benny” Albert Simmons, Sr.

February 6, 1947 - May 31, 2012
Benjamin “Benny” Albert Simmons, Sr.

Benjamin “Benny” Albert Simmons, Sr., 65, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home.

He was born in New Hanover Co., NC on February 6, 1947, the son of the late George Warren and Azilee Simmons. He was preceded in death by two special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Cofer.

He was a supervisor for J.S. Mintz Plumbing of Wilmington, NC and a member of Castle Hayne Baptist Church. Mr. Simmons was an avid hunter, fisherman and former member of Ogden Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving is one son, Ben “Little Benny” Simmons, Jr. and wife, Deide of Castle Hayne, NC; granddaughter, Taylor Brooke Simmons; two sisters, Jean Stewart of Vermont and Thelma Woodcock and husband, Dennis of Gastonia, NC; companion, Janet Monterose of Wilmington, NC; and his two beloved labs, Nellie and Bella; in addition numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 pm Monday, June 4, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Billy Fowler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Castle Hayne Baptist Church Family Life Center, 4535 Parmele Rd., Castle Hayne, NC 28429.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation , 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • June 03, 2012
    Darrell Dismukes says:
    Will miss you Benny, George,Azilee,and Julious Parker.The best to all your family. Rest in Peace.

  • June 04, 2012
    Janet and Len Shea says:
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Benny's family and our couisin Janet Monterose. We loved Benny so much and will miss him every day. We all have our special memories and those will bring us the happiness and joy of knowing Benny and being a part of his life.

  • June 04, 2012
    Tim, Kim, Brad & Morgan Montrose says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Benny's friends and family, and our cousin Janet and her family. Benny was such a good guy. He was generous and kind to my family and we will forever carry fond memories of him. He will be missed.

  • May 31, 2012
    Susan Patrick says:
    Benny was always a part of our family since my mama met him. We all loved him and he will be missed so much love you Benny

  • June 01, 2012
    Kelly Best Mathis says:
    Ms Janet and Family Im so sorry about Mr. Bennies passing. May you find comfort in Gods grace in this time of grief. God Bless!