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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500

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James Simmons

James Douglas Simmons

Friday, May 1st, 1959 - Friday, May 10th, 2019
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James Douglas Simmons, 60, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born May 1, 1959, in Hendersonville, NC, he was a son of the late Donald L. Simmons and the late Glenda Louise Allen Simmons. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He later worked in the residential construction industry. He was a member of Sumter First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include three children, Jonathan Simmons (Heather) of Lake City, Stephanie Chandler (Ronnie) of Sumter, and Jessica Driggers (Matthew) of Turbeville; ten grandchildren, Ethan, Tanner, Alyssah, Emmitt, Bradyn, Macie, Madilee, Sawyer, Wyatt, and Hazelyn; two brothers, Michael Simmons (Lisa) and Robert Simmons all of Sumter; and a niece, Erica Simmons.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday in the Florence National Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Pressley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at 2965 Shortleaf Dr.

Memorials may be made to Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 Patriot Parkway, Sumter, SC 29154.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
    Address
    515 Miller Road
    SUMTER, SC 29150
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Florence National Cemetery
    Address
    803 E National Cemetery Rd
    FLORENCE, SC 29506
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Greg Pressley
  • Interment

    Location
    Florence National Cemetery
    Address
    803 E National Cemetery Rd
    FLORENCE, SC 29506
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Mattie Hicks

Posted at 01:57pm
My buddy. My cuz. An integral part of my everyday life. Your integrity, character, and huge just HUGE love for your children and grandchildren is so admirable. You worked full time and raised 3 kids often all alone. You are an amazing human. I havent cried this hard since Van died. You will be in the loving arms of Aunt Glenda Uncle Emery and the rest of your loved ones. Till I see you again Doug.
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Posted at 07:19am
You will be forever in our hearts. We love you Daddy! Love Jonathan, Stephanie, and Jessica
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Please find comfort in the loving promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah that we can see our loved ones again right here on earth at John 5:28,29 when He calls them from their memorial tombs.
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803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
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Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net