PHILIP RAY SIMMONS, SR.- 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Community Hospice House. Born in GOSHEN in his parents’ home on Jan. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late John Nathanial and Caroline H. (Brown) Simmons. He was a graduate of Tuscarawas Warwick High school and then served in the United States Army, discharged as a Corporal. On April 3, 1948, Philip married his lifelong companion and friend, the late Mary T. (Meechan) Simmons. He spent his professional career as a lumber jack for 43 years.
Visitations will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory, at New Philadelphia, on Monday from 4-7 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be held in the funeral home’s chapel on Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. James Lutheran Cemetery where military honors will be rendered. A meal will be shared at the Geib Family Center following the committal service
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
A full obit can be seen at the Times Reporter website.
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DANNY PATRICK MCWILLIAMS, age 57, of New Philadelphia, died December 17, 2009 following a sudden illness. He was the son of Junior D. McWilliams and Alfreda (Noss) Brown. Danny was born on April 21, 1952 at Union Hospital. He graduated from Indian Valley North’s class of 1970 and was employed by Timken Roller Bearing Co., at New Philadelphia, for more than 35 years. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors. This included cutting firewood and hosting get-togethers with family and friends around a campfire. Scott McWilliams, who resides in Goshen, was named as a special cousin in Danny’s obituary. Danny enjoyed attending the annual Goshen Picnic and is missed by area residents.