June 7, 1925 - February 7, 2020 Curtis Relaford Simmons, 94, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 7, 2020, at Tucker Hospice House. Born June 7, 1925, in Hull, Ga., he was a son of the late James Hosie and Mary Smith Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Mary Charlotte Willoughby Simmons in 2008; three brothers; two sisters; and son-in-law, James Hathcock. Curtis retired after 30 years of loyal service as a truck driver. Following retirement, he drove for Buddy Gregg Motor Homes for 10 years, which he dearly loved. Mr. Simmons was a talented dancer and was able to be on the Grand Ole Opry. He and his finaceé, Ginny, often shared their dancing talents with area senior citizen groups. Mr. Simmons loved his family and enjoyed gardening, flowers and yard work. A 60 year mason, Mr. Simmons was a member of Allen Graham Masonic Lodge. Family members left with cherished memories include his daughters, Sherry Kimbrell (Richard), of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mary Delle Hathcock, of Charlotte; much loved fiancée, Ginny Watson; grandchildren, Chuck Hathcock (Christine), Curtis R. Kimbrell (Chrissy) and SuAnna McCulley (Jason), and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Whitley's Funeral Home. Funeral services to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Simmons will begin at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with masonic graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County or to the Shriners Childrens Hospital. Whitley's Funeral Home www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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