Dorothy Simmons

Posted By | September 10, 2019 9:04 am

Dorothy Simmons, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 13, 1930, to Clarence Finchum and Lillian Clark Finchum.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a longtime member of the Yankeetown Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Don Simmons; and a son, Gary Dale Johnson.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Johnson (William Stevens), of Sparta; son, Terry (Belinda) Johnson, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson Climer, of Mississippi, Michael Johnson, of Indiana, Steven Johnson, of Indiana; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, numerous friends, and church family; and special caregiver, Jeri Ann Hitchcock.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 12, 2019, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Lane will officiate.  The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Sept. 11, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Chip Hillis, Brad Lane, Justin Lane, Philip Nash, David Hitchcock, and Jr. Johnson.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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