Larry Simmons, Sr.

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Larry was born to Elizabeth (Simmons) Smith and Sylvester Williams (both deceased) in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 20, 1951. During his teenage years Larry moved in with his mother’s sister Esther who lovingly gave him the nickname Bobby. Larry graduated from Ann Chestnut High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After graduating from high school Larry and his first-cousin Larry McPherson decided to move north to Boston, MA.

During the course of his employment years Larry worked at The Gillette Company as a packing and shipping clerk. He also worked for the Brookline Housing Authority and from there he was employed by the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged a position he held for twelve years before moving onto Boston’s Children’s Hospital where he worked until he became ill.

In 1973 Larry met his true love and future wife Mildred (Davis). To this union was born two beautiful children Takeya and Larry, Jr.  Now both young adults they were instrumental in helping their mother care for their father during his illness. Making sure that he made it to his doctor appointments and providing comfort during his rehabilitation stays.

Larry’s favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm. He loved to sing, make people laugh and had a talent for drawing. He like jazz music and watching the Three Stooges and Westerns. He loved watching wrestling with Jaylen his grandson.

He leaves to mourn his passing Mildred, daughter Takeya and son Larry, Jr. His grandchildren Jaylen and Jamaiyah. Sister Gwendolyn Short of N.C.; brother James Smith of N.C. Two sisters and brothers that are deceased: Magdalene, Jackie, Craig and Alphonso. Mother-in-law Maydel Davis; sister-in-law Geraldine Davis-Moye; three brother-in-laws Sidney, Arthur (Linda) and Michael Davis all of Boston, Mass.  A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday August 15, 2014 at 11 AM. . Relatives and friends invited. A visiting hour will be 10 – 11. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, MA.