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Forrest W. Simmons, 92

Doylestown — Forrest W. Simmons, age 92, of Doylestown, formerly of Orrville, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Doylestown Health Care Center, following a brief period of declining health.
Forrest was born on November 29, 1931, in Oakland, California, to the late Charlie Lee and Marian (Wilson) Simmons. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He married Jean Shultz on June 8, 1952, in Entriken, PA. Jean died on January 28, 2019.
After proudly serving in the Air Force, he worked as an assistant to the chemists in the Research and Development Department at PPG for 43 years.
Forrest was a member of Orrville American Legion Post 282. He and his wife enjoyed traveling around the world together. Forrest loved riding bikes, lifting weights and telling stories. But most of all he cherished spending time with his family.
Surviving are two children, Steve (Kim) Simmons of Marshallville, and Lisa (Michael ) Joyce of Orrville; seven grandchildren, Thomas (Kayla) Joyce of Ashland, Emily Joyce of Orrville, Michael (Joanna) Simmons, Megan (Nick) Mealey of Akron, Hannah (Nick) Jouriles of Parma, Dan Simmons of Germany, and Andrea Simmons of Germany; three great grandchildren, Avery Simmons, Claire Simmons, and Bryce Mealey; three siblings, Lee (Paula) Simmons, Verne (Carol) Simmons, and Rebecca (Jim) Robinson; daughter-in-law, Ellen Simmons; sister-in-law, Barbro Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by son, Bill Simmons; and brother, Norman Clark.
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1:45 pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, with Pastor Chester Hitchcock officiating.
Memorials may be made to Wayne County Humane Society 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691 wchs.org, Wayne County Dog Shelter 5694 Burbank Road, Wooster, OH 44691 waynedogshelter.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

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