William Lynn Simmons

 Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. William Lynn Simmons, 87, passed away Monday February 18, 2019 at Manchester Health Care Center.  He was born in Linden, Texas on November 24, 1931 to Luther Simmons and Ruby Jones Simmons who preceded him in death along with his brother Byron Simmons.

He was a retired Electrical Engineer from AEDC.  He was a 47 year member and served as Deacon at Manchester First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed working with the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team and was one of the founders of the Jesus Tent at Bonnaroo.  He was a US Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Barbara Adams Simmons; daughter, Beth Simmons; son Kevin (Michele) Simmons; brother, Jimmy Simmons, Linden, TX; sister, Martha Williams, Linden, TX; grandchildren, Amanda (Boyd) Neighbors, Lauren (Jay) Crouch, Ryne (Emily) Warren, Shane Warren, Chance, J.C., Caleb and Issac Simmons; 6 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Simmons, Marshall, TX; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Saturday.  Arrangements by: Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Fund thru First Baptist Church of Manchester.