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“So sorry to hear about my uncle Perry passing I have many memories of my uncle over the years of being a kid keeping all of you in my prayers I know...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Emily Simmons - Deteoit, MI

“Dad was an amazing man. He was my best friend and we did everything in life together. We shared all of the same passions and spent most weekends...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Perry Simmons - Eastpointe, MI

“To my little brotherNo words can express my lost.you will always be my baby brotherGod speed to you.You will always be with me,like you where when...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Helen Mizwa - Warren, MI - Sister

“Uncle Perry I will miss you so much.can sit here all day & tell stories of you,Good stories!The bad ones we forget.so many people new you were a...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: John Mizwa - Grapevine, TX

“I send my love and condolences to Perry and his family. He was always a nice man and helper to the kids of VDPS. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Deborah Oates - Warren, MI

“Perry was VDPS biggest fan. He gave so much of his time and talents over the years to the district. He was always there to lend a hand no matter what...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Vic Breithaupt - MI - Friend

“When I think of my cousin, Perry, I see his smile, I see him rolling down over the hillside at camp and swinging out over the trains in West Monterey...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Cyndi (Fetters) Hazlett - PA

“Perry was indeed a kind man who held a special place in the hearts of friends and colleagues. With his jovial demeanor, Perry's presence at Van Dyke...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Yolande Williams - Coworker

“Perry, I have many fond memories of you over the years that I will cherish.Whether it was scaring the kids at Halloween, or having fun at a BBQ, I...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Maul - Family

“Uncle Perry will be missed by many. We all will remember his laugh that made us laugh. I was honored to be asked to be Uncle Perry's Best Man in his...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Darryl Loshbough - Knoxville, TN

“Love and miss you PearBear. Thank you for all the smiles, laughter and wise words. Rest easy in paradise <3 ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Savanna Zapata - Warren, MI

“Perry was a gentleman and a scholar! RIP my friend. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Coats - Harrison Twp, MI

Family Fun Day organized by Perry. Car Show, Face Painting, Music Pavilion, Rock Climbing Wall. “Your gifts to the students of LHS may never be fully realized by all but many lives will be fully realize because of your interaction and guidance...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Jeffrey Kor - Bay Port, MI

“Anyone who knew my Uncle Perry whether it be from Lincoln High School, or just a friend of mine that would tag along to any family events or just...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Kaitlyn Washburn - Roseville, MI

“Hope all is well sorry for your lost and I pray that everything will be OK may God be with u amen. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Thomas Bevelle - Detroit, MI

“Uncle Perry you were an amazing man that I will miss so much. I have so many fun memories of with you as a child and you have been there for me for...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Washburn - Family

“Thank you Perry for welcoming myself and my children into the family. We always felt welcome at the family gatherings. You were always so cheerful...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Tencza - Antioch, TN

“Mr. Simmons,It was a pleasure to know you and have your family as a second one. You were like a dad to me. I'll never forget all the memories of you...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jessica Weeks - Clinton Township, MI

“Uncle Perry you will be missed..... All the wonderful memories we have will be cherished forever. Rest in Peace.....Love, Janet , Stevie and Stephanie ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Janet Maul - Family

“We send our love and condolences from the Alexander family and Lincoln football program. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Darrius - Warren, MI - Friend

“Please know that I will continue toe keep all oif you and your Dad in my prayers ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Burgess - Werren, MI

“My greatest memories I have are of everyday that I got to spend with my dad. He was such a great man and loved by all who got the pleasure to know...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Tracey Hahrrison - Roseville, MI


Perry Joseph Simmons Sr., age 59 of Warren, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born October 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Perry S. and the late Kathleen (nee: Rassau) Simmons.

A truck driver turned mentor, Perry's work history began as part of the support staff at Erb Lumber where he helped bring their product to market. After years of navigating the highways and byways hauling wood, fate took its course which ultimately led to a new career path,...and unexpected change that opened up doors of opportunity he didn't even see coming. His new work took Perry to the doors of Lincoln High School where he was brought aboard as a Hall Monitor and part of the school's security force. For over 15 years, Perry's friendly countenance and gregarious personality made an inspiring impact upon the hearts of countless students and teachers. Eventually, his duties were expanded when he was invited to join in the school's sports program as their Assistant Athletic Director. Perry was quite proud of his time at Lincoln, as well as helping to make a difference in the lives of many.

When it came time for a little pastime enjoyment, hunting season brought Perry some of his greatest pleasures. It often meant packing up the car, making sure all of the hunting supplies were in tow, and heading towards the tip of the thumb to Port Austin. Always in the hunt for the prize winner, Perry simply loved being with his friends and fellow hunters basking in the annual experience. Another way that Perry fed his outdoorsy pleasures was through the joy of camping. Though he could set up camp most anywhere, a couple of his favorite spots were found at Proud Lake and Coldwater.

Perry also enjoyed a passion for classic autos and visiting many of the car shows that speckled the state with lots of eye candy for car lovers. And there was another "wheeled vehicle" that caught his attention and fed his passion,...the ever-popular Fire Trucks. Perhaps it was the little boy inside that chose to hold on to that fascination, but don't we all get a bit mesmerized each time a fire truck crosses over path? Yet of all that brought his life joy, there was no matching the love and care that Perry held adoring grandchildren. To be sure, hanging out with family and friends, in general, was always something that meant the world to Perry. But when it came to his dear cherubs, his heart knew no greater excitement nor elation. A life gone far too soon from our presence, Perry leaves behind a storehouse of wonderful memories for all those who were fortunate and blessed to have known him.

Perry was the beloved husband of Susan. Dear father of Thomas Simmons, Perry (Amber) Simmons, and Tracey (DeAngelo) Harrison. Cherished brother of Elizabeth, Helen, Patricia, Debbie, and loving grandfather of six.

Visitation for Perry will be held on Thursday, January 12th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. His Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township, Michigan.

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