Michael Monroe Simmons

Michael Monroe Simmons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Michael Monroe Simmons, 38, of Jacksonville, formerly of Dunkirk and Randolph, passed away unexpectedly Monday (Sept. 18, 2017) in Jacksonville, Fla.

He was born Sept. 25, 1978, in Jamestown the son of Paul E. Simmons and Emma M. Sommers Harrower.

He was a graduate of Randolph Central School and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a lance corporal from 1997-2001, and had served in Egypt and Israel. While in New York, he had worked at the Nestle Purina Plant in Dunkirk.

Michael was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved to be outdoors. Camping, hiking and fishing were among his many hobbies.

Michael is survived by his mother; Emma (Rodney) Harrower of Jamestown; his father, Paul (Valerie) Simmons of Silver Creek; maternal grandmother, Anna Sommers of East Randolph; four children: Michael Monroe Brooks of Lakewood, Jade Alexandria Simmons, Phoebe Noelle Simmons and Chloe Aribeth Simmons, all of Miami,

Additional survivors include, four brothers: Albert (Karen) Simmons of Bemus Point, Ryan Simmons of Silver Creek, Chris Harrower of Falconer and Ronald Harrower of Raleigh; three sisters: Melinda (Eric) Houser of Falconer, Paige Thomas of Ellicottville and Janelle Simmons of Silver Creek; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins

There will be no visitation or services observed. Burial in the Randolph, N.Y., cemetery.

To send a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaer andsonfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, any donations may be sent to Albert Simmons at 4580 Sunrise Drive, Bemus Point, NY 14712, and will be forwarded to Michael’s four young children.