Harlan Creed Simmons

March 19 1942-Jan. 1, 2022


Harlan Creed Simmons, 81, passed from this life Jan. 1 2022, at his residence, in Sparta.

Mr. Simmons was born March 19, 1942, in Sparta, to Powell Louis Simmons and Della Mae Baker Simmons .

 He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Howard Simmons; sister, Joyce Faye Dickerson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orville and Bertha Lawson; brother-in-law, Charles Wolfe; and sister-in-law, Nell Simmons.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Virginia Simmons; daughter, Donna Horton and husband Don; son, Harlan Simmons and wife Rhonda; granddaughter, Ashley Stork and husband Matt; granddaughter, Candace Short; grandson, Cody Simmons and fiancée  Alicia Austin; great-grandson, Kaden Hines; great-granddaughters, Kaiana and Tailynn Short; brother, Leonard Simmons and wife Geneva; sister, Mary Maurene Wolfe; sister-in-law, Joyce Simmons; brother-in-law, James Dickerson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Pallbearers will be Mark Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, Mike Kerr, John Judd Jr., J.M. Passions, and Clinton Dodson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Eugene Ward.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Jan. 5, 2022, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Simmons Cemetery. Bro. Mike McAfee and Bro. Harlen Simmons will officiate. Visitation with the family will be 5-8 p.m., Jan. 4, at the funeral home.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.