ROCK HILL -- Mr. Ashley Leon Simmons, 38, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Long officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.
A native of Lancaster, S.C., Mr. Simmons was a son of Leon Simmons of Rock Hill and the late Linda Skinner Simmons. He was a race engine designer and was preferred by many to design their race car engines. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a guitarist, and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his father, Mr. Simmons is survived by his paternal grandmother, Margaret B. Simmons, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 to 2:45 p.m., Sunday at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 2300 Irene Bridge Hwy., Hickory Grove, SC 29717.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.