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William Avalon Simmons, Jr., age 74, of Hayes, died at his home Feb. 2, 2019.

William was a 1962 graduate of Gloucester High School and 1967 graduate of the Apprentice School, Newport News Shipyard, as a machinist. Following retirement from the shipyard, he worked on the water with his brothers. Everyone he met was a friend, and he will be greatly missed. Parents William Avalon and Martha Ann Rowe Simmons preceded him in death.

Survivors include brothers, Roger Clayton Simmons and Christian Brent Simmons.

A graveside service conducted by the Rev. Bill West, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery.

In our loved one’s memory, contributions may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

The family would like to express a special thank you to hospice for their kindness and support.

Please sign our guest book at Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.