Funeral services for Leland Walker Simmons, age 90 of Belvidere, formerly of Lincoln County will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery beside his wife Olive Mae Allen Simmons. Mr. Simmons passed away Sunday at residence.
A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Simmons was the son of the late Homer Sanders and Cora Eunice Walker Simmons. He was a graduate of Lincoln County High School and graduated from Georgia Tech with a BEE Degree. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marines serving in the Phillipines in WW II and in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Simmons was a member and Elder at the Champ Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his sons Daniel Allen Simmons and wife Debbie, Mark Steven Simmons and wife Rella, Thomas Walter Simmons, daughter-in-law (Marsha) Dale (Thrift) Simmons, grandchildren Douglas A. Simmons (Ellyce), Stephanie Simmons, Stephen D. Simmons and Natalie Nichole Simmons, great-grandchildren Anna Grace Simmons, Levi Allen Simmons, and Eva Allen Simmons, brother Melvin Homer Simmons and sister Annie Marie Holland. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son Samuel Leland Simmons, and a brother Raymond Olin Simmons.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.