William Duncan Simmons

William Duncan Simmons, 87, of Baird, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Simmons was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Humphreys County to Herbert Aaron and Doris Inez Calhoun Simmons. He was a graduate of Linn High School and attended Sunflower County Junior College and Mississippi State University. Mr. Simmons was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Indianola, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Simmons was a longtime farmer in Sunflower County. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Cindy Simmons, Jack Brown, Jody Alford, and Sylvia Simmons; one brother, Bud Simmons; and great-grandson, Mack Thomas Simmons.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol Farish Simmons of Baird; two daughters, Susan Simmons Carman and her husband Jimmy of Hollandale, and Sylvia Simmons Spivey and her husband Jon of Baird; one son, William Lee Simmons and his wife Paula of Baird; two sisters, Erin Blessitt of Huntsville, Ala., and Augusta Armstrong of Cordova, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Scarlett Spivey Miller and her husband Charlie, Jarrett Carman and his wife Sydni, Layne Spivey Mitchell and her husband Justin, Logan Simmons and his wife Jessica, Dustin Simmons and his wife Alyssa, Megan Spivey Burnham and her husband Si, and Lauren Simmons; and twelve great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at First Presbyterian Church in Indianola. Burial will follow in Indianola City Cemetery. 

Burton Funeral Home of Indianola has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, Palmer Home for Children, or St. Jude.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.burtonfuneralhome.net


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