Earl R. Simmons

Died: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: MacDonald Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: West Broad Street Baptist Church

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Earl R. Simmons, 80 of Tampa went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2018 surrounded by his family at Florida Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ruth Simmons. He was born on September 14, 1938 in Bagdad, Florida. His family moved to Tampa in 1956. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Darla Simmons; son, Rodney Simmons; daughter, Darlene Bunner (Rev. Roger Bunner); grandsons, Michael Simmons and Nathan Bunner. He was a faithful member of West Broad Street Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to watch baseball and his favorite team was the New York Yankees.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at MacDonald Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A,M, Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at West Broad Street Baptist Church.
A private interment will be held at Homeland Cemetery in Bartow.

In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions in his memory to the West Broad Street Baptist Church at 3809 W. Broad Street, Tampa

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Terry Spivey & Family
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
You all are in our thoughts at this time Mr. Simmons always met people with kind words and a great smile which will be missed...but only for a time.

   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. In the bible we find hope and comfort. Ps. 147:3 "God heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds.''

Roger Bunner
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Earl you were a great father-in-law and will be greatly missed here. We KNOW where you are and this is not goodbye but SEE YOU LATER! I am honored to be your son-in-law. I know I teased you a lot but as I tell people I tease the ones I love. So "Grumpy" I will see you later and poke your belly! LOVE ALWAYS Roger

Mrs Brown
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
To the family of Earl Simmons, please accept my sincere condolences. May Jehovah God provide comfort to your aching hearts. -2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Burnham & Carol Martin
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of one of friendliest guys we
ever knew. Whenever we saw Earl he always had a big smile on his face
and we will miss him.
We will be praying for Darla and her family.

Burnham & Carol

Brad Noblitt
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Darla, Darlene and Rodney,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you take comfort from your faith and family and know that Earl is in a better place now. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

Clyde and Kathie Miller
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Darla, Darlene, Rodney and family We pray that God carries you through this difficult time. We love You guys.

Clyde and Kathie Miller
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Earl We Love you and We are Really going to miss you but we know We will see you again someday

Dana S McCranie
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
I'm gonna miss Earl, I know he's in Heaven dancing with the Angels, and doing the Earl shuffle. He always put a smile on my face. The whole Family is in my prayers.

Towanda Russ
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Darla, Rodney and Darlene

I am so sorry for your loss, I am praying for God's strength for you and your family. If there is anything I can do just feel free to ask.

Much love.

Mrs Brown
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
To the family of Earl Simmons, please accept my sincere condolences. May Jehovah God, the God of comfort, soothe your hearts at this most difficult time. -2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Carol Lynn Sanabria
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Simmons family for your loss. Though I did not know your loved one personally, it is very obvious they were loved. May the following scripture bring you comfort and peace.

2Cor.1:3-4 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God."

Carol Sanabria-