Billy N. Simmons, 87

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Billy N. Simmons, 87

Billy N. Simmons, 87, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.

Son of the late Burt and Ruby Cogsal Simmons, he was born January 23, 1937 in Lee Township, Carroll County, Ohio.

Billy worked for 33 years at Regal Metal, of which he spent 30 of those years as Plant Manager.  He served his community for 25 years serving with the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.  An avid football fan, Billy relished his time cheering on his favorite teams, Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns, along with attending local high school football matches.  Yet, his greatest joy stemmed from watching and encouraging his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting endeavors. Billy also enjoyed many decades of tractor pulling.

He is survived by two sons, Billy (Terri) Simmons of Carrollton and Jeff Simmons of Mechanicstown; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a special friend, Marsha Beadnell.  

Along with his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, the former Janet Roudebush, a daughter, Diane Wilson, and four sisters, Mary, Myrtle, Ida, and Betty Jean.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, at 1 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Pastor Dick Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the times of services in the funeral home.

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