Richard Gaither Simmons, 90, of Westfield, NC passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 71 years, Dorothy Simmons; one son, Richard “Billy” Simmons and wife Kay Simmons. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Brown Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Carter and Rev. Raymond Needham officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Cox-Needham Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.