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Luke Simmons: Lake Waccamaw

1982 – 2022

     Luke Simmons of Lake Waccamaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 25. He was 39.

     He is survived by his children, Ainsley, Raegan and Wyatt; mother, Tammy Winkler Tarkington (Wayne); father, Frankie Simmons (Sara); brother, Jesse Simmons; half-sister, Brooke Simmons; step sister, Diane Godwin; and nephews, a niece and grandfather.

     He was predeceased by his other grandparents.

     Luke served honorably in the Unites States Marines, achieving the rank of sergeant. He graduated the Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island, SC as a platoon guide honor graduate. He was top six out of seven hundred recruits. He obtained the elite duty of serving with the HMX-1 Presidential Security detail as a Military Police Officer on the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

     Visitation was planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     A graveside service was planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in McPherson Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. 32256.

     A guest register is available here.