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David Wayne Simmons, 73, of New Kent

David Wayne Simmons (Vincent Funeral Home)

David Wayne Simmons of New Kent, Virginia and formally of Fredericktown Missouri, passed away on June 8th, 2024. He was the son of Everett Wayne Simmons and Mary L. (Warren) Simmons.

He grew up in St Louis, Missouri and attended Southwest High School before entering the army and serving three tours in the 75th Rangers. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and spending time with his family.

He married his wife of 51 years, Gwendolyn Jean Sunderman in 1972 and they had two daughters, Kelly Broz (Michael) and Kimberly Gaulding (Brandon). He was a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Missouri and a Police Officer in Fredericktown until his retirement. After retirement, he drove a school bus for New Kent County. He had 5 grandchildren: Jacob Broz, Luke Broz and Logan Broz, Max Gaulding and Mia Gaulding.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mark and Tim.
He is survived by Gwen, Kelly and Kim, all 5 grandchildren and one sister, Linda.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. A visitation will proceed the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his name.

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