Donald Wallace Simmons, 73, of Bedford, Virginia went to be with his Lord on September 5, 2018 in the loving care of his family and hospice, holding the hand of his step-daughter. Donald was born on October 1, 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Berkley Boyd and Irene Maxey Simmons. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lois Painter, and brother Bobby Simmons.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Joyce Thornhill Simmons, son William (Karen) Simmons, Daughter Melissa Simmons and her boyfriend Glen Brooks, Brother Jerry (Bea) Simmons, Step-Daughter Lisa Porterfield and her boyfriend William, Stepson Willie (Desi) Peters, 13 Grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many family and friends including special friends Pat Tolly, Bob Yidner, Steve, Karen Woods and Sister-in-Law Carol Potts.
A celebration of Donald’s life will be announced in the future for family and friends. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.