Arthur H. “Artie” Simmons, 57, of Glen St. Mary died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Hudson, New York and lived in Glen St. Mary for more than 30 years. He worked at one time at Northeast Florida State Hospital and was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Simmons also was a volunteer fireman with Station 70 in Sanderson and with the Washington Hose when he lived in Hudson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his father Raymond I. Simmons Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Yvonne Simmons of Glen St. Mary; mother Goldie Simmons of Hudson; daughters Sonya (Lee) Hauge and Tami (Adam Waldrop) Simmons of Macclenny; brothers Raymond (Jean) Simmons and William Simmons of Hudson; sisters Carol Deangelo and Michiko (Jorge) Bu of Hudson; grandchildren Newdearia (Tyler Fogarty) Hauge, Christina Hauge, Lee Hauge Jr., Amanda Nichols and Adam Waldrop Jr., all of Macclenny; and great-grandson Brody Fogarty of Macclenny.
The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 6 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Greg Combs officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.