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Larry Desco Simmons Sr.
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Obituary for Larry Desco Simmons Sr.

Larry Desco Simmons, Sr., 66, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born in Philippi, WV on August 3, 1951, and was a son of the late Desco Sylvester and Dessie Lagretta (Everson) Simmons.

Larry had worked in maintenance at Barbour County Board of Education and retired from Massanetta Springs Conference Center as the director of maintenance in 2014.

He was united in marriage to Helen Louise (Herron) Simmons.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Rebecca Leah Monger, of Richmond, William Richard Simmons and wife Shannon, of Grottoes, Melissa Dawn Simmers, of Front Royal, and Larry Desco Simmons, Jr. and wife Sherry, of Staunton; three sisters, Carolyn Nestor and husband Edsil of Moatsville, WV, Linda England and husband Lowell, of Belington, WV and Beverly Simmons, of Grafton, WV. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Vincent, Sadie, Cody, Brieanna, Michael, Amber, Logan, Trevor, Ryan, and Megan and three great grandchildren, Phoenix, Sadie, and Annistyn.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center

2008 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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