Garnett Edwin “Eddie” Simmers Sr., 71, of Fairlawn, passed away, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Garnett and Clarabell Simmers; his sister, Rebekah Simmers; and his grandson, Garrett Simmers.
He is survived by his wife, Juliana “Julia” Oliver Simmers. He is also survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Garnett “Eddie” Simmers, Jr., and Mendy, Kelly Simmers and Rachel, and Daryn Simmers and Ashley; four grandchildren, Carter Simmers, Kailee Simmers, Lillian “Lilli” Simmers, and Grant Simmers; his brothers, Benjamin “Benny” Simmers, Sr., and Gary “Steve” Simmers; and a sister Carolyn Glade.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He was a committed member of Morgan’s Chapel United Methodist Church and more recently, Fairlawn Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Eddie, Sr., believed in sharing the gospel in word and deed, and did so regularly.
He was always willing to help others, especially with home, car and equipment repairs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors, most of all at the family hunting cabin with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by many, but in true Simmers fashion, the stories of Eddie, Sr., will live on through those who love him.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Fairlawn Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.