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Stephen “Chip” Simmons, 61, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Chip was born February 2, 1955, in New Jersey to military parents, Roberta and Robert Simmons.

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Stephen “Chip” Simmons, 61, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Chip was born February 2, 1955, in New Jersey to military parents, Roberta and Robert Simmons.

Chip was an Army brat. His mother, Roberta, was in the Army Air Corps (W.A.C.), and his father, Robert, was a decorated veteran of the United States Army, having served in numerous combat missions: World War II, Korea, and several tours in Vietnam.

Chip was an accomplished commercial fisherman for 20 years and a truck driver with a 10-year safe-driving record.

He will be missed and remembered as a kind, respectful person and a loving father who raised his beautiful family in Florida with his wife, Sharon.

His church family at Rhema Christian Center in Fairlea, WV, knew him to very caring and compassionate, putting others’ needs before his own.

He enjoyed homemade country food, all seafood, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. His favorite song was “Closer to Home” by Grand Funk Railroad. OUT.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Simmons; father, Robert Simmons; and a sister, Nancy Darling of Jupiter, FL.

Survivors include his children, Rebecca Simmons and Stephen Simmons; and siblings, Glenn Simmons and Cheryl Love.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting Affordable CremationsofWV.com.

Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, 25303.

Obituary originally published in the May 12, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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