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In loving memory of
Lee B. Simmonds
  • October 07, 1948
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  • September 06, 2020

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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. Paul Wildey says:
    04 Oct 2020

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

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

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

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

  6. Gloria & Gene Moff says:
    24 Sep 2020
    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. Carlene says:
    24 Sep 2020
    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. Kat Whittington says:
    24 Sep 2020
    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. Terry & Sheri Lopez lit a candle:
    24 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 24, 2020 at 9:11:44 PM

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

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

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