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Lee B. Simmonds
  • October 07, 1948
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  • September 06, 2020

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Obituary

The world lost a beloved friend and family member, Lee B Simmonds, on September 6 2020. He peacefully passed away at Shands hospital Gainsville, FL after battling the covid virus for nearly a month, he was 71.

Surviving are his wife JoAnn of Ocala, Fl, 2 children Bobby and Christine Simmonds of Toledo, Oh, a beloved brother Greg and his wife Carlene of Ocala. Step children Chuck Thomas, Candie Thomas and Chad Thomas of Ft Wayne, In, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by his parents Robert and Reba Simmonds and a brother Bruce.

Lee was born in Muncie, In….he also lived in Toledo but spent most of his adult life in Fort Wayne before retiring to Ocala in 2015.

He retired after 30 years at IBM as an IT specialist and then started his own consulting business Summit DCS which he operated from 2002-2019.

Lee had a lifelong passion for fishing, RC airplanes, British sports cars of the 60’s, ham radio and had recently renewed his interest in bowling, golf and recently archery.

He had a large social circle of the many friends he made while being involved in multiple clubs and activities.

He will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others and his desire to expand his knowledge.

There will be an empty space in our hearts as we say goodbye to Lee. May God bless his soul and everyone he knew.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at On Top of the World in Ocala.


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  1. 04 Oct 2020
    Paul Wildey says:
    Lee,

    It was a pleasure knowing you and flying with you. Calm winds and blue skies.

  2. 24 Sep 2020
    Christine Simmonds posted an image:
    Family at my house
    Family at my house

  3. 24 Sep 2020
    Christine Simmonds lit a candle:
    Lit since September 24, 2020 at 9:46:23 PM

  4. 24 Sep 2020
    Christine Simmonds says:
    Dad... I miss you and love very much. I’m glad you are at peace now and hope you are enjoying your homecoming with Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Bruce.
    I sure will miss watching “THE Muskie Video “

  5. 24 Sep 2020
    Mike & Lisa Greco lit a candle:
    Lit since September 24, 2020 at 9:13:34 PM

  6. 24 Sep 2020
    Gloria & Gene Moff says:
    We always remember Lee with his contagious smile. He was an asset to our Trivia team. Always willing to lend a hand. Gene & he we’re going to get the Lionel trains going in our garage this year. Sadly, he willed be missed in many people’s lives. Prayers for the family.

  7. 24 Sep 2020
    Carlene says:
    What a heart-felt tribute, for Lee. He was a compassionate brother-in-law, who always listened and offered good advice. Many fun times we shared are among some of my fondest memories.

  8. 24 Sep 2020
    Kat Whittington says:
    What a nice tribute for Lee! He will not be forgotten and will live on in our hearts with love. Thanks, Lee for the reminder of how short our life on earth is, but our souls will meet again. Prayers for you all and lots of love.

  9. 24 Sep 2020
    Terry & Sheri Lopez lit a candle:
    Lit since September 24, 2020 at 9:11:44 PM

  10. 24 Sep 2020
    Angela Mihaylov lit a candle:
    Lit since September 24, 2020 at 9:19:21 PM

  11. 24 Sep 2020
    Nancy and Steve Warren says:
    May your wonderful memories of him give you some kind of peace. Hugs to you

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