William P. Simmons, 88, of Bourne died at home on November 5.

He was the husband of Jean (McGrath) Simmons for 62 years.

Born in Westfield, Illinois, he was the son of John Wendell and Grace Simmons and sibling of his twin, Robert, a brother, Donald, and a sister, Marion.

Mr. Simmons served for 21 years in the United States Air Force before retiring as a master sergeant. He was stationed at Otis Air Force Base in Bourne and Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, as well as serving two remote tours in Alaska as a radar technician, before moving to Cape Cod in 1974.

He then worked at United Parcel Service in Sagamore Beach for 20 years until his retirement in 1994. He spent his days in semi-retirement working at Cape Cod Country Club.

As an avid golfer, he was a longtime member of the Otis Golf Club. He also enjoyed baseball, his lifelong favorite team being the St. Louis Cardinals.

He leaves his children, William P. Simmons Jr. of North Attleboro, John Eric Simmons of Anchorage, Alaska, Linda Kent of Mashpee, and Laurie Crabtree of Danville, New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and other family.

A private service will be Thursday, November 12, at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, followed by a 2 PM burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

A memorial service is planned for summer.

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