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Thomas Francis Simmonite, Jr.

Thomas Francis Simmonite, Jr.
  • January 2, 1943 - February 1, 2017
  • Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Camp St. Christopher
    2810 Seabrook Island Road
    Seabrook Island, SC 29455
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • The Church of The Holy Cross Building Fund
    2520 Middle St.
    Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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Main Gate - 80th General Support Group   Danang, Vietnam  1969  home of the 64th Finance Section “To one of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to know. It was an honor to have been included in your circle of friends. Your memory...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Hardison - Littleton, CO

“Tom and I were close acquaintances through being parishioners at Christ church and then cursillo. He was always cheerful and upbeat whenever I saw...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Robert Hemphill - Columbia, SC

“Elizabeth and Betsy, and all Tom's family, My prayers are with you at this time. Tom's life was a gift to all who knew him. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Kilpatrick - Friend

“Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy and I were classmates at St.Andrews High. Prayers for you and your family. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Wilma Householder - Charleston, SC

“When I had my heart surgery in February, 2014, Tom came to the hospital everyday to visit and pray for me. He gave me a cross, which was hand carved...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Ernest Passailaigue - SC - Friend

“Elizabeth and Family - Barb and I were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I know how much loss you are feeling now but know that the Lord has Tom in...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Dean and Barbara Crandell - WA

“Tommy will be greatly missed by the Class of 1961 of St. Andrew's Parish High School. His smile could light up a room.Dennie Barwick Lyda, Sarasota,...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: - HI

“Dear ElizabethI was sad to hear that your husband, Tom has died. I am writing to express my deep sympathy.Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Marcel Kreienbühl - Friend

“May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort and bless Tommy's family and his friends and classmates who knew him. I knew him as a friend and classmate in high...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Roselyn Blitch Nelson - Charlotte, NC

“Elizabeth, I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He was my supervisor many, many years ago when we worked for South Carolina National Bank. I...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Peggy Mitchem - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace to you. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Wendy Carter - Pinehurst, NC

“I will always Remember! God Bless Tom and his family. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Esposito - Sicklerville, NJ

“I have such fond memories Tommy over the years-we were in school together from the third grade! Loved seeing him at our Tuesday reunions and talking...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Carole Thomas - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Elizabeth you and your daughter are in our prayers from the Hope Mills Kwanis Club ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Veronica Fisher - Fayetteville, NC

“I loved this man of God! Helped me much in my discernment and always up beat! Bless you Elizabeth and Betsy and I'm so sad he is gone! We are at such...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: The Rev Dagnall Free - NY

“I was sadden to learn of Tom's passing. Although it has been many years since I have seen Tom, he was a classmate at Erskine College. I recall him...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Herbert Jordan - Due West, SC

“Sarah -- may the life accomplishments of your father be the beacon of hope and the model to emulate.--your friends and colleagues at CIE ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Elizabeth, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of Tom. He was a great person that we are glad we had the chance to know. Know that he is with...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Claire Robinson - High Point, NC


19 of 27 | Posted by: Eddie Weekley - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Tom was a real sweetheart. He will be missed. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie Gamble - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Elizabeth, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Tom, My prayers are with you and your family.Doug Boggie ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Doug Boggie - Raleigh, NC

“Tom was a real sweetheart of a guy. He will be missed ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie Gamble - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sorry to hear about Tom. You are in our prayers. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy and Larry Baird - Galloway, OH

“Our condolences to Elizabeth and the family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Bill and Mary Wiggs - Hickory, NC

“Tommy was always a kind and caring person, even as a high schooler. Everyone loved Tommy. He was fun and thoughtful. My condolences to his family...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: JoAnne Perreault Chancey - LA

“We were saddened to hear of Tom's death. A man of fun and had a serious side also. It was a pleasure to of known Tom, thanks Elizabeth for the...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Clinton Green Napier, New Zealand

“Deeply saddened personally and for Tom's family but joyful Tom has made it home. Tom was a blessing to me personally as he always encouraged me by...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Gene Scarborough - Santee, SC


Thomas Francis Simmonite, Jr., 74, of Sullivan's Island, SC, husband of Elizabeth M. Tezza died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, February 5, 2017, in The Church of The Holy Cross, 2520 Middle Street, at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Great Hall. Interment will be private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Thomas was born January 2, 1943 in Fort Benning, Georgia, son of the late Thomas F. Simmonite, Sr. and Margaret Skinner Simmonite. He graduated from St. Andrews High School and attended Erskine College. Thomas served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. Thomas was a Vocational Deacon and member of The Church of The Holy Cross, a former member of the Exchange Club of Charleston, member and past president of the East Cooper Kiwanis Club, and was active in Cursillo.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Simmonite of Mount Pleasant, SC; sister, Suzanne S. Guerin of Ackworth, GA; nieces: Kimberly Martin and Margaret Guerin; and nephew, Frank Guerin. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas F. "Tommy" Simmonite III.

Memorials may be made to Camp St. Christopher, 2810 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC 29455 or The Church of The Holy Cross Building Fund, P.O. Box 506, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482-0506.