June 12, 2021, 86, Goldsboro –
Mr. Lee P. “Paul” Simmons, 86, went home to his heavenly Father on the morning of June 12, 2021 at his home peacefully. The celebration of his life will be held graveside on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:00am at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 164 Longs Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro, NC. There will be a viewing held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home & Cremations, 1701 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC and the family will be received at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home.
Mr. Simmons was a retired member of the United States Air Force for 23 years and received the equivalency of his high school diploma in 1974 and received his diploma from Wayne Community College in 1982 in Auto-Diesel Technology.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his mother and father, the late Vallie N Kearse and Sherman B. Simmons and late step-father James Norris, Sr.; his grandparents, Mr. James Norris, Sr. and Mrs. Alice W. Norris; brother, James C. Simmons, Sr. Mr. Simmons is survived by his two children, four granddaughters, and close loving family in New York, Florida and South Carolina.
Services of compassionate and distinguished class entrusted to J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home and Cremations of Goldsboro.