Arvid V. Simmons, Sr. – Age 66, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2016. He is survived by his lovely wife of 37 years, Gloria Mastin Simmons; children, Arvid Simmons, Jr. (Tiffany) ,Robert Simmons, Sr. (Shana), Jessica Simmons, Brandi Axt (Tyler); grandchildren, Dasonie, Tirzah, Robert Jr., Cheyenne Simmons and Barrett Axt; sisters, Chrystella Witherspoon and Clarice Ramey Benford (Freddie); several extended family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by father, Robert L. Simmons and mother, Leara J. Simmons.
Arvid was born September 12, 1950, in Nashville, TN. He was educated in the Nashville Public School System and attended Tennessee State University. He dedicated his life to the people in his community as an Insurance Sales Specialist.
Arvid was a “Music Man”. He was a member of the United Church of God and served as the music coordinator and choir director. He loved making others laugh with his bubbly personality. Arvid loved to sing, serve the church by speaking and he even cleaned the church bathrooms. He also enjoyed taking care of his yard and plants. His greatest past time was spending time with his grandchildren. He was loved dearly and will never be forgotten.