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William Curtis Simmering

William Curtis Simmering, 92, of South Webster passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at SOMC HOSPICE in Portsmouth.  He was born March 6, 1930 to the late William J. and Edna L. (Kelley) Simmering in South Webster. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in South Webster.  William worked at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon for 25 years.  William was a mechanic and loved working on cars, He has a 1936  3 window coupe. He also loved building and racing cars at the drag strip.   In South Webster he was known as the “Ford Man”. He also was a Timber Cutter.  William loved music and was an avid square dancer.  He loved his family especially his grandchildren.

William is survived by a son, John Simmering and wife Catherine of Ironton; a daughter, Glenda Simmering of South Webster; two brothers, Lehman Simmering of Oak Hill, Fred Simmering and wife Sally of Rubyville; two sisters, Minnie Adams of Wheelersburg, Linda Hoover and husband Gary of South Webster; four grand children, Michael Simmering, Amy Colegrove, Jason Watson and Joshua Cooper; six great grandchildren, Alicia, James, Max, Eva, Aaron and Ashley.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances (McFann) Simmering; a very special friend, Jesse Williams; two brothers, Clarence Simmering and Arthur “Bennie” Simmering; and a sister, Frieda Johnson.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in South Webster with Pastor Tom Charles officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill.  Friends may call Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Online Condolences may be left at

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