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Creath Lee Simmons, a dedicated professional with a heart of service, passed away on October 6, 2023, at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 14 days in Adamsville, Tennessee. He was born on March 22, 1950, in Memphis, TN to his late parents Herbert C. and Bibian Lee Chiles Simmons.
Creath served his country honorably during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army. Following his military service, he embarked on a career in law enforcement and spent many years working as a police officer in Atlanta, GA and Memphis, TN.
In 1987, Creath married Lona Beutow, and they shared a loving union until his passing. In 1990, he transitioned into his second career as an electrician with IBEW Local 474 based in Memphis. Additionally, Creath also devoted his time to serving as a part-time employee of the Hardin County Ambulance Service.
Throughout his life, Creath took great pleasure in caring for his land and property and cherished moments spent on his boat. However, it was his deep-rooted desire to help others that truly defined him. From his professional commitments to the countless hours he volunteered aiding those in need, Creath's selfless nature brought him immense joy.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Lona Simmons of Adamsville, TN; children, Creath Lee Simmons Jr. and wife Brenda, Karen Lazig and husband Jeff, Cassandra Teal, Rosa Lee Lively and husband Paul, Jacob Otto, Jesse Lee Otto, Jared Charles Otto and Katie Elizabeth Otto; brother, Darral Simmons and wife Judy; as well as fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Additionally, he leaves behind a host of extended family members and friends who were touched by his warmth.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Phyllis Dunwoody and brother, Herbert Owen Simmons.
Creath Lee Simmons will be remembered for his unwavering dedication, compassionate spirit, and commitment to helping others. His impact on the lives he touched will continue to resonate, and he will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.