Mitchell "Mickey" Simmons Jr.

mitchell simmons

May 19, 1949 ~ August 3, 2021

Born in: Augusta, Georgia
Resided in: Lithonia, Georgia

Mitchell W. Simmons Jr. known to everyone as Mickey died at home August 3rd, 2021 with his wife of 43 and a half years Peggy. Mickey was born May 19th, 1949 in Augusta, Georgia to Mitchell Sr. and Marcelle Ballew Simmons.

He graduated from Walker High School in 1967. He worked for DeKalb County for several years before he felt to pursue a career in horses-hauling show horses and then as foreman of the Countryside Ranch in Mundelein, Illinois. He married Peggy Cochran on December 3rd, 1977. They return to Georgia in 1978 and Mickey started Simmons Trucking. He drove himself until 2007 when he hired a driver and retired. He loved boat-owning several boats, and then in 1987 bought Peg a corvette and they started club racing. He liked the building of a race car and left the driving to Peg. They traveled all over racing until 2006.

He is survived by his loving wife Peggy, brother Charles and wife Margaret of Conyers, Georgia, sister Valerie Newsome of Loganville, Georgia, Vicki Rhodes of Lithonia, Georgia, sister Vanessa Jackson and husband Jeff (George) of Covington, Georgia and sister Vera Smith of Lithonia, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to a charity of ones choice. A memorial service for Mickey will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, GA 30083. 770-469-9811. Online condolences may be expressed at


Visitation: August 6, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. So Saddened at the passing of Mickey. He and I were fellow classmates in 1967. Please accept my condolences. May God comfort you during this time.

  2. Nancy and I have many good memories of good times at Lake Oconee and auto crossing with the Mixster! His last years were tough for Mickey, we trust in God that he is in a better place now.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. He was always very kind to us over the years.

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