Tony Orlando Simmons

Tony Orlando Simmons

Tony Orlando Simmons, 53, of Monticello, died June 29, 2014.

He was a professional heavy equipment operator and member of Shady Grove A.M.E Church.

Mr. Simmons had a special love for his family and an infectious laugh.

He was born on June 13, 1961 in Monticello and was the son of the late Lamar and Verlee M. Toatley Simmons.

He attended school in Detroit, Mich. until he was 16 years old. He then moved back to Monticello and finished school in 1979.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by three brothers, Louis Ray, Benjamin Fay and Micah Lee; two sisters, Shirby Jean and Tanya Yvonne.

He is survived by four sons, Cecil Binns (LaToya) of Detroit, Mich. Tony C. (Ashley) of Knoxville, Ark., Jason (Vanessa) of Monticello and Christopher (Marilyn) of Little Rock; his step-mother, Mrs. Mary T. Lattimore Simmons; four brothers, Lorenza (Ola), Mark (Jacquline), Steven (Valerie), all of Monticello; three sisters, Maryland (Hosea) and Pamela (Eric) both of Monticello and Shasta (Kevin) of Dumas; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn J. of Detroit, Michigan and Margaret A. of Monticello; five step-brothers, James, Willie (Shirley), Napaleon (Barbara) Latimore all of St. Louis, Mo., Sidney Lattimore of Dermott and Alvin (Rosie) Lattimore of McGehee; one step-sister, Mae J. Lattimore of McGehee; a very special great-niece, Sharalon Freeman of Bryant; twelve grandchildren; and a plethora of nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held July 5 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery on Highway 138 in Drew County.