April 16, 2015
Date of Service: May 2, 2015
Interment Location: Crown Section
Lora Florek Simmons, passed away on April 16, 2015 at the Wexford House following an extended illness.
Mrs. Simmons was born in Delaware, Maryland and grew up in Holston Valley, Bristol, TN. She attended Sunny Side Baptist Church and Word of Life, Hudson, Florida, and loved both her church families. She retired after a long career as a claims adjuster with Safeco insurance. Lora loved to travel and lived a vibrant life. She had visited all 50 states and was planning a trip to Europe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dwight Conley Caudill and Hazel Lucille Rutherford Caudill, brother, Ernest Caudill, and his surviving wife, Dorothy.
She is survived by her sister, Cheryl C. Schmitt and husband, Gary, brothers, Robert N. Caudill and his wife, Nellie, Donald R. Caudill and his wife, Inez, step daughters, Sandra Busch and her husband, Ron, and their children, Erika and Matthew, Laura Seagroves and her husband, Keith, and their children, Dakota, Victoria, and Edwynn, Suzanne McCaskill and her husband, Chuck, and their children, Brian and Shawn, Abigail Weaver and her husband, Jordan, Step Sons, Chris Simmons and his wife, Amy, and their children, Anna, Isaac, and Jachin, Keith Lewis and his son, Mitchell, and her rescue dog, Bailey, who was her guardian angel.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Sunnyside Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN with Pastor Roy Graves officiating. Inurnment services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to all her caregivers and visitors for all their love and comfort in her final days.
Flowers are appreciated but you may choose to donate to the Humane Society or the Good news jail and prison ministry, 1119 Commonwealth Ave., Bristol, TN 24201.
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Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Simmons family, 240 Suncrest St., Johnson City, TN 37615, 423-207-0771