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 02, 2012
    Cheryl Mintz Poole says:
    Benny, Janet and family, Words can not describe the void that will be be in our life from the passing of the Greatest Employee ever, and Dearest of friend. We will be forever grateful for all of his hard work, love and loyality to JS Mintz Plumbing and our family. He was truly a square person, that could shoot a straight arrow in conversation, letting everyone know exactly what he thought and where he stood. Total honesty, and loved by all. It will never be the same with out him. Our prayers are with you today. May God comfort you all. Love, Cheryl Mintz Poole and family.

  • June 02, 2012
    Kim Lewis says:
    I have only met Mr.Simmons a couple of times,and he was a very pleasant person.My heart goes out to Ms. Janet & all of Mr. Simmons family.May god watch over all of you during this difficult time.Lifting all of the family & friends in prayer.

  • May 11, 2020
    Pat Jackson says:
    BENNIE I MISS U SO MUCH THINK ABOUTEVERYDAY REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND lLOT'S OF LOVE.

  • May 11, 2020
    Pat Jackson says:
    THANKING ABOUT U ALL THE TIME MISS U LITTLE BENNIE IS MY NEIGHBOR NOW & HE IS DOING GOOD REST IN PEACE .

  • May 11, 2020
    Pat Jackson says:
    REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND LOT'S OF LOVE.