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5/23/2020 3:51:00 PM
Bruce Allen Simmons
February 7, 1946 - May 21, 2020

HICKORY, N.C. - Bruce Allen Simmons, 74, of Hickory died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his residence.

Born Thursday, February 7, 1946 he was the son of Glenn Edison Simmons and Hattie Elizabeth Lail Simmons. A Hickory High School and a Clemson University graduate, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine at Oklahoma State University. He was a dedicated and devoted Clemson fan. He lived and breathed Clemson and everything about it and attended every game. He owned and operated Hickory Animal Hospital and Springs Road Animal Hospital.

His beloved dogs, Rocky Pup Pup, Buster Butter Bean, Boss Hawg, Russell Pete, Bosley, Opie and Waggles; his brother-in-law, Marion Roseman of Hickory; and numerous nieces and nephews survive him.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemson University online at clemson.eduisupportcu or by mail to Clemson University, Annual Giving Office, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC 29631.

Please sign the online guestbook at

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Simmons family.

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