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William "Bill" Nathan Simmons

July 7, 1946 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 74)

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William (Bill) Nathan Simmons

July 7, 1946 – April 28, 2021

William (Bill), age 74 of Sierra Vista, Arizona passed away at his residence on April 28, 2021. William (Bill) was born in Ripley, Tennessee on July 7, 1946 to Mary Frances and William Gillard Simmons. He attended Ripley High School, served in the US Navy and went to College at Texas Tech.

William (Bill) worked as a Journeymen Machinist and enjoyed his Second Amendment rights. William (Bill) was also a proud member of Gun Owners of America, NRA, and Citizens Committee for the Rights to Keep and Bear Arms. William (Bill) owned and operated his gun business WNS Guns.

William (Bill) is survived by Brother Barry C. (Ruth) Simmons of Ripley, TN., Nephew Jeffery C. Simmons of Azle, TX., Nephew Jason C. (Sheena) Simmons of Ripley, TN. (3 Children), Nephew Jesse C. Simmons of Arlington, TX. (1 Child), Aunt Jane (Willie) Best of Ripley, TN., Son William T. (Betsy) Simmons of Tucson, AZ., Daughter Shenna M. (Nick) Simmons of Lexington, TN., Daughter Leeann (Kenneth) Reaves of Oronogo, MO., Son Michael W. Simmons of Chester, SC. Grandchildren William E. Simmons of Tucson, AZ. (2 Children), Marshal T. (Cassey) Simmons of Tucson, AZ. (1 Child), Dustin T. Simmons of Tucson, AZ., Sherrie E. (Richard) Simmons of Tucson, AZ., Krystal M. Simmons of Tucson, AZ., Melody R. (Jarrad) Brown of Henderson, TN. (4 Children), Kelly A. (Danny) Bynum of Jackson, TN. (5 Children), Kyle W. Denham of Lexington, TN., Randy S.A. Reaves of Oronogo, MO., Nickolas T. Reaves of Oronogo, MO., Christopher L. Reaves of Oronogo, MO., Raegan (Nicholi) Gray of Riverside, CA.

William (Bill) is predeceased in death by Wife Margaret R. Simmons of Columbus, KS., Son Randy S. Simmons (died at birth), Parents William G. (Mary F.) Simmons of Ripley, TN., Grandparents William (Lucindy) Simmons of Ripley, TN., Grandparents William (Jeneveive) Tichenor of Dyer, TN., Aunt Margaret (Bill) Crook of Ripley, TN., Sister Mary Molly (Ronnie) Childress of Ripley, TN., and several Half-Brothers and Sisters all from Ripley, TN.

William (Bill) Nathan Simmons was Cremated on May 4, 2021 by Hatfield Funeral Home in Sierra Vista, AZ. By his final request, he did not wish to have a Viewing or Service.

Memorial Service "Scattering Ashes" will be held on the Top of Mount Lemmon in Tucson, AZ. Due to Covid restrictions, Date will be determined at a later time. The Stars and Stripes, they flew forever always in his heart. He was loyal to his nation and bravely did his part. Always thinking of his brother ever in his mind. He stood for love of country and most of all mankind. Now gazing down with his Master through a light and heavenly cloud, He's still looking out for us of whom he is so proud.

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