Mr. Jesse Simmons age 97 of Lebanon died March 20, 2016. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Jim and Lera Ragland Simmons. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He worked for Tennessee Central Railroad for twenty years and was a carpenter for J.W. VanHook Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mai Huffines Simmons; daughters: Linda VanHook, Mary Sue McGee; grandsons: Jimmy Simmons, Danny McGee; great-granddaughter, Madelyn Waddle; brother, Herman Simmons; three sisters: Delena Merryman, Nannie Huffines, Ivie Woods Survived by two children: Malcolm (Evelyn) Simmons and Jessie (Homer) Hughes; Eleven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Paul Elliott VanHook, Brad VanHook, Tim McGee, Randy Waddle, Malcolm “Bud” Simmons Jr. Mark Clemmons. Honorary Pallbearers will be the nurses and staff of Quality Care’s “D” Hall. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 11 a.m.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com