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Services for Robert Douglas "Robbie" Simmons Jr., 46, of Cairo, are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the Rose City Church of God, Thomasville. The Rev. Gerald Horne, the Rev. Bill Wilson and the Rev. Tyler Carter will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo. Mr. Simmons passed away at his home in Cairo on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Active pallbearers will be Pat Pollock, Bobby Newmons, Daniel Singletary, John Walton, Russell Register, Mike Binion and Brandon Harrington. Honorary pallbearers will be Tito Hall, Steve Cercy and the Grady County Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Simmons was born on Sept. 4, 1971, in Albany, to the late Robert D. Simmons Sr. and Betty Sue Simpson. On Oct. 10, 2000, he married Melissa Kaye Duncan Simmons, who survives. He was an investigator with the Grady County Sheriff's Office. He was an active member of the Rose City Church of God in Thomasville.
Survivors include wife, Melissa K. Simmons, of Cairo; stepsons, Travis Simpson, Joseph Simpson, both of Cairo; brothers, Roy Simmons (Julie, of Cairo, Troy Simmons (Alma), of Cairo; sisters, Angie Neal, of Albany, Patricia Eidson, of Thomasville; stepfather, Jesse Bailey, of Tennessee; brothers-in-law, Ricky Duncan (Lisa), of Thomasville, Donnie Duncan (Jackie), of Sylvester; sister-in-law, Christina Austin (Lee), of Atlanta; a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Daisy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Simmons; his mother, Betty Sue Simpson; and a great-nephew, Luke Rusk.
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com.
Published on September 12, 2017
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