Paul R. Simmons

MECCA — Paul R. Simmons, 74, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Warren, the son of Erman K. and Lilian Morrison Simmons.

Paul graduated from Mecca High School and was employed as a clerical office worker for 35 years at Copperweld Steel in Champion, before retiring in 2002.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Paul married Barbara Marrie Steinhauser Jan. 26, 1963, and they shared 53 years of marriage and many happy memories together.

He loved his Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by his children, Edward R. Simmons of South Carolina and Pam M. Simmons of Mecca; a brother, Larry (Vickie) Simmons of Greene; and a sister Vicky (Mark) Starkey of Greene.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Simmons.

There are no services and cremation has taken place.

Arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shaffer Winans Chapel in Cortland.

(special notice)