Earl Simonds

Obituary of Earl Simonds

James Earl Simonds, 72, of the Alarka Community surrounded by his loved ones and friends slipped into eternity July 19, 2022. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late James Walter and Margaret Louise Moore Simonds. He attended Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his nephew, David Michael Simonds; grandparents, Bill and Alice Moore and Grover and Catherine Simonds. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Kathy Simonds; children, Kristi Watty (Stephen), Christy Martin (Daryl), Patrick Kirkland (Amanda); honorary daughter, Sarah Kirkland; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and another on the way; sister, Marilee Myer (Ray); step mother, Jennie Simonds; brother, David Larry Simonds (Anna); uncle, John Simonds; and multiple nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church. Revs. Jerry Orr and Chris Nations will officiate with burial in the Brendle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 pm Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be Jerry Bowers, Brian Bowers, Scotty Bowers, Josh Crisp, Andrew Cable and Doug Cochran. Gene Richmond will be an honorary pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Fund at give.uwmedicine.org
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Friday
22
July

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church
Jones Creek Rd.
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
Friday
22
July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church
Jones Creek Rd.
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
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