Lawrence "Butch" Herbert Simmons of Mt. Clare passed peacefully May 27, 2013, in his 65th year.
He was born Feb. 9, 1948 at Elkins, son of Herbert Giles Simmons and the late Vieva Maria Marteney Simmons.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Joyce Simmons; five children, David Simmons of Quiet Dell, Lawrence Simmons II (Angie) of Philippi, Christina Simmons (Joey) of Grafton, Charles Simmons of Quiet Dell, Dravin Richards of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren, Jordan, McKennah, Chelsea, AJ, Noah, Kierra, Tyson and Jaxxon; two brothers, Tom Simmons (Bunny) of Montrose and Bill Simmons (Sandy) of Elkins; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dorsey Simmons.
Lawrence was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans Organization of West Virginia.
A celebration of life will be conducted at Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg today at 3 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by the Harrison County Honor Guard and West Virginia Army National Guard Honor Detail. A reception will follow directly after in the Davis Funeral Home reception center.
Condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Simmons Family.