Kenneth W. Simmons, 64

AUG. 24, 1948-AUG. 15, 2013

August 16, 2013
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Kenneth Wayne "Tug Boat" Simmons, 64, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born Aug. 24, 1948, in Newton, Texas, he was the son of the late Raymond and Martha Ratcliff Simmons.

He was employed as a tug boat captain by Kirby Inland Marine Station in Staten Island, N.Y.

He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and pets.

Kenneth was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Williamsport American Legion Post 202 and Western Maryland Sportsmen's Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; four sons, Kenneth W. Simmons Jr. and wife, Denise Michelle, Christopher A. R. Simmons and wife, Angie Marie, Mark Alan Simmons and partner, Rich Smith, and Patrick S. Simmons, all of Hagerstown; three brothers, Bobby R. Simmons of Clearwater, Fla., and Ronald D. Simmons and W. Michael Simmons, both of Call, Texas; a half sister, Eleanor Simmons of Carson, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jeff Simmons and Raymond Simmons Jr.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.  Pastor James Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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