Harry “Paul” “Bunyan” Simmons, 50, of Hightown passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at his home. He was born June 30, 1959 in Hot Springs a son of the late Harry Junior “Saul” and Edith King “Edie” (Colaw) Simmons.
Paul was a U.S. Army veteran and a farmer. He was a member of Hightown United Methodist Church, an avid outdoorsman and loved to listen to Allegheny Mountain Radio.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Vicky (Roberts) Simmons; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Elaine and Jeff Liller of Moorefield, WV; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Liller, whom he adored; two aunts, Margaret (Colaw) Smith of Monterey and Millie and husband, Lewis Shumate of McDowell; an uncle, Keith Simmons of Monterey and four cousins, Steve and Jeff Shumate, Charles Smith and Donna Childress and a special second cousin, Lyle Smith.
A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at “The Simmons Homeplace”, 550 Maple Sugar Rd, Hightown with the Rev. Richard Gibson and Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell.
In keeping with Paul’s desire to hear the church bell ring again at Hightown United Methodist Church, memorial contributions may be made to Hightown United Methodist Church, Bell Fund, c/oAnna Lee Rexrode, 1564 Maple Sugar Rd, Hightown, VA or Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.