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Perry Edward Simmons, 82, of Lothian died Oct. 1, 2012, at Genesis Health Care in Severna Park.
He was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Charleston, W.Va., to Perry and Jodie (Froncelli) Simmons.
He was raised in Monterey, Va., where he attended public schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 31, 1951, and was honorably discharged from active duty Aug. 3, 1953, and from the Reserves on Aug. 30, 1959, having earned the Germany Occupation Medal. He married Mary V. McCray on Oct. 16, 1954, and they lived in McDowell, Fairfax and Manassas, Va. He was employed as a mobile home park manager in Virginia, and in 1965, he and Mary moved to Wayson’s Mobile Home Park in Lothian, where he was also the park manager, retiring in 2005. He was a faithful member of Melwood Church of the Nazarene. He loved his work and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and the family dog, Toby.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Robin G. Willis of Chesapeake Beach and Debra L. Garrett and her husband, Chip, of Dunkirk; grandchildren, Dale Witt, Michelle Wayson, Jason Witt, Kelly Williams and Kristin Garrett; great-grandchildren, Haley and Blake Witt, Mason Williams and Isabelle Wayson; and brother, Joseph Simmons of Monterey, Va.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, where services and a celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.