Obituary of Charles Simmons
Charles R. (Sam) Simmons 79, passed away on July 25, 2023, at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace. He was born August 12, 1943, in Ruskin, Florida, the son of Royce and Jay (Willis) Simmons. Sam graduated from East Bay High School Class of "62". Following graduation, he was one of the 1st football players from EBHS to sign a 4-year scholarship, where he attended Wichita State University. After attending college Sam joined the Army National Guard, where he served for 6 years. When he was Honorably Discharged from serving his county, Sam married and went on to own and co-operate several successful businesses. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his loving wife Linda of 40 years and sister Selma Shenefield. Sam was survived by two sons, Sammy Simmons and wife Nikki of Ruskin; Dean Simmons and wife Chivon of Riverview; four grandchildren Morgan, Royce, Hailey, and Garrett; Brother-in-Law Mike Shenefield, Jason Shenefield (Nephew) and Cindy (Jeff) Cummings (niece). Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, lobstering and spending time with his family.
He will be greatly missed for his kind heart and his generosity.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor and memory to:
10909 Memorial Highway,
Tampa Florida 33615.
If you prefer flowers, we recommend Harriet’s Flowers and Gifts at 813-645-1525
A Reception will follow at 508 East Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL.