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Celebrating the life of

Elliott B. Simmons, Jr.

Passed away on September 20, 2021

Elliott B. Simmons, Jr.

Elliott B. Simmons, Jr. 86, died peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021 surrounded by family.

Elliott was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Elliott and Elizabeth Simmons.  In 1963, Elliott married Elaine Everette of Savannah.  They have three children.

Elliott attended Charles Ellis School and was a graduate of Savannah High School, where he was class president, voted most popular and most studious by his classmates.   He graduated from The University of Georgia in 1956 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.  After graduation, Elliott served as a commissioned naval officer in the Atlantic fleet.

Elliott began his career in real estate with Lynes Realty, where he later became president.  He then formed E. Simmons & Co., a real estate consulting firm, where he served as president.  Elliott served on several boards, including The Savannah Bank, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Historic Savannah Foundation, United Community Services, and the Candler Foundation.  He was a founding member of the Islands YMCA. He was president of the St. Andrew’s Society of Savannah, the Savannah Board of Realtors, Home Builders Association of Savannah, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, the Coastal Georgia Kappa Alpha Alumni Chapter and a graduate of the first class of Leadership Savannah.  He is a designated member of the Member Appraisal Institute (MAI).  Business activities in which he was involved include the development of subdivisions such as Coffee Bluff Plantation and Bradley Creek Crossing, the relocation of Candler Hospital and ownership of Snappers Seafood Restaurant. 

Elliott is survived by his wife, Elaine of 57 years; daughter, Leslie Stroop (Scott) and their children Samuel, Bennett, and Emma; son, Michael (Stephanie) and their children Griffin and Andrew; and son, Stephen (Ally) and their children Elizabeth and Anna.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, 450 N Cromwell Road, Savannah, Georgia 31410.

 

 

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GUEST BOOK

I’m so sorry for your loss, prayers for the lords comfort during this time.

- Charlie Huszty, Savannah, Ga

The St. Andrew's Society of Savannah is in mourning. On September 20 we lost a beloved Past President. Elliott B. Simmons, Jr., served as President of the St. Andrew's Society from 1985 to 1986. The entire society joins me in sending our sincere condolences on the passing of a dear friend. Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot And days of auld lang syne For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We'll take a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne

- James F White, Savannah, GA

We love you all, and we are praying for the whole family, I'm sure Elliott is in heaven looking down at all of his wonderful children and grandchildren.

- Brian Dooley, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

So sorry for your loss.

- CHERYL CLAY, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending your family prayers.

- Matthew Schivera, Savannah, Ga

Elaine, sorry for you loss. God be with you and your family!

- Bob White, Greensboro , Ga

Michael, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. He left a beautiful family legacy and lived an exciting and busy life. Please give us a call if there is anything we can do. Ricky, Jodie, Jamie Weathers and Faye Anderson

- Ricky Weathers, Pooler , Georgia

Mike Sorry to hear of your Dads Passing! I will keep you and your family in my prayers Tim Cundy and Family!

- Tim Cundy, Rincon, Ga

My dear Elaine. My heart is so sadden by Elliotts death. He was a true friend of mine and in some of my hardest times he was very honest about what I was dealing with. My love to you Elaine and to all the family. Love Charlotte

- Charlotte Lively, Moseley, VA

What a good man Elliott was, quiet, decent, and a with good word for all…I will miss trying my best to squeeze a lowly five dollars out of him for my Super Bowl pool…

- Charlie Ellis, Savannah, Ga

Elliott was a true Southern gentleman....may he rest in peace. May the love of God surround the family during this time of sorrow.

- Susan Oetgen, Savannah, GA

Elliott; a true Southerner,Savannahian,Scotsman and Gentleman.We had many interesting stories together over our libations,that I’ll always cherish! His accomplices in life are beyond being a leader.Will miss your presence at the SYC!

- Billy and Beth McIntosh, Savannah, Ga.

Stephen and Ally, Wink and I are so sorry about the passing of your dad. Your dad accomplished a lot in his life. I’m sure he would feel his family was his biggest blessing. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. God bless you. Paula and Wink

- Paula Walls and Wink McWhorter , Athens, Ga

Our sincere condolences to you all. I pray for everyone’s strength at this sad time. Elliott was so very much a part of our lives for 25+ years. Employer, Mentor, Friend. Heaven received an awesome and amazing man. So many many great memories.

- Jackie and David Hall, Saint Augustine , Florida

Our sincere condolences to you all. I pray for everyone’s strength at this sad time. Elliott was so very much a part of our lives for 25+ years. Employer, Mentor, Friend. Heaven received an awesome and amazing man. So many many great memories.

- Jackie and David Hall, Saint Augustine , Florida

Sending so much love to each of you from all of us. We are so sorry for your loss.

- GLORIA Gilley, Atlanta, GA

May the Good Lord give comfort for the entire Simmons family now and always.

- Gordon Garner IV & Family , Chattanooga , TN

A candle has been lit!

We will always have wonderful memories of our times and adventures with Elliott. He was one of a kind no doubt. Thoughts and prayers to a special family.

- Scott and Elizabeth Barber, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

We are so sorry for your loss Elaine! Keeping you and your family in our prayers!

- Bob & Donna Moore, Savannah, GA

Elaine & family, So very sorry for your loss.

- Anckner, Savannah , GA

I send my love and prayers to this precious family, Michael and Stephanie I am so sorry may God send down his loving arms to comfort you

- Marie White, Savannag, Ga

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Elliott and know what a tremendous loss it is for the Simmons family. His life will live on in the cherished memories of those that loved him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Jackson and Carolyne Morgan, Charlotte, NC

Oh Elaine and family, how heart broken we were to read this on line while sitting in La Guardia Airport after our flight to Savannah from Rome was cancelled this past Thursday night because of weather in NYC. We finally made it home late Saturday! Ken and I were on a 10 day European cruise when Elliott passed away! Obviously, we would have been there at the service if we had been in Savannah! Elliott was such a wonderful neighbor, always kind and very humorous to be around. We could always count on him to be a man of “principle” and good faith and we were blessed to have been his friends. He enriched the lives of so many and helped make Savannah a better place! He will be missed!❤️ Our sincere condolences to the entire family! Ken and Dian Brownfield

- Ken and Dian Brownfield, Savannah, Georgia

Oh Elaine and family, how heart broken we were to read this on line while sitting in La Guardia Airport after our flight to Savannah from Rome was cancelled this past Thursday night because of weather in NYC. We finally made it home late Saturday! Ken and I were on a 10 day European cruise when Elliott passed away! Obviously, we would have been there at the service if we had been in Savannah! Elliott was such a wonderful neighbor, always kind and very humorous to be around. We could always count on him to be a man of “principle” and good faith and we were blessed to have been his friends. He enriched the lives of so many and helped make Savannah a better place! He will be missed!❤️ Our sincere condolences to the entire family! Ken and Dian Brownfield

- Ken and Dian Brownfield, Savannah, Georgia

Oh Elaine and family, how heart broken we were to read this on line while sitting in La Guardia Airport after our flight to Savannah from Rome was cancelled this past Thursday night because of weather in NYC. We finally made it home late Saturday! Ken and I were on a 10 day European cruise when Elliott passed away! Obviously, we would have been there at the service if we had been in Savannah! Elliott was such a wonderful neighbor, always kind and very humorous to be around. We could always count on him to be a man of “principle” and good faith and we were blessed to have been his friends. He enriched the lives of so many and helped make Savannah a better place! He will be missed!❤️ Our sincere condolences to the entire family! Ken and Dian Brownfield

- Ken and Dian Brownfield, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200