Patricia “Pat” Simmons

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Patricia “Pat” Simmons, 76, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. Pat suffered from Parkinson’s disease and in hopes to find a cure, she selflessly donated her body to science for the study of this disease. Pat was born in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Porter and Pearl Kelley Samples.
Pat had worked as a chemist for Nuclear Fuel Services. After her employment there, she moved to Ohio where she worked for Ohio Edison in Akron, Ohio and BF Goodrich in Avon Lake, Ohio. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton.
Those left to continue her legacy and cherish her memories include her loving and devoted husband, George Simmons, of the home; a son, L. Paul Myers III (Rhonda) of Gray, Tenn.; two sisters, Susan LeGard (Ned) of Roanoke, Va., and Jackie Singleton of Stuarts Draft, Va.; five grandchildren, Jessica Myers, Nicholas Myers, Garret Myers, Josh Hinkle (Brooke), all of Gray, Tenn., and Jason Hinkle (Conner) of Johnson City, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Alayah Burkes; and three step-children, Dan Simmons (Catherine), Mark Simmons and Cindy Simmons. Four step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Patricia “Pat” Simmons will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with Reverend Raymond Amos Sr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 until 6 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church (Music Fund), 325 East F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 in memory of Pat. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Pat and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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