Milton “Clutch” Simmons of Palmetto departed this life on April 7, 2021 @ his residence.
Milton Herbert Simmons was born on July 7, 1962 in Rochester New York to Ollie V. Washington and Milton H Simmons Sr (both preceded him in death). Milton received his education from the Manatee county school. As a child growing up, Milton focused on his ability draw. Milton could just use his eagle eyes and his creative senses to draw beautiful pictures with intricate detail. Milton also enjoyed swimming in his younger days. He would go to the beach and swim an impressive distance as if he was in an Olympic competition. He even rescued many of his friends from drowning on numerous occasions.
As a young man, Milton labored in the watermelon fields which required him to visit different cities for an extended time period. Milton could tell you everything you needed to know about a watermelon. He would even help Mr. Alphonso Dawson sell watermelon by the roadside when they were in season. Milton also worked for many years as a cook in a nursing facility. He had a passion for cooking, new and exciting dishes. Milton creative style even carried over into his cooking. He always crafted unique dishes that would leave you wondering what are the real ingredients.
Milton was fondly called Klutch by all who knew him. If you ever wanted to find Klutch you really did not have to look far. All you needed to do was drive up to the infamous “Tree”where many of the local people would hang out. Klutch spent countless hours under the “tree” playing dominos and cardswhile engaging in other activities offered under the “ tree.” Klutch loved listening to the old school music such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Isley Brothers, Rick James, Commanders, George Clinton and the Pariament Funkadelic. He also liked Rock and Roll. Milton spent quality time with his nieces and nephews. He often played video games which resulted in a family bond that could not be broken. Milton had a natural sense of humor even when tough situations occurred. He used his gift of laughter to get through difficult times and encourage other in his own special way. Another, hobby Klutch had was taking old things and fixing them. He could take a broken vacuum cleaner and make it work like new. He was good with gadgets and electronics. Milton enjoyed exchanging funny stories with his neighbor Mr. Azell Johnson. Milton would faithfully monitor Mr. Johnson house whenever they went on vacations.
Milton devoted his entire life to taking care of his precious baby girl. There was nothing in the world he would not do for his daughter. He took the role of fatherhood as a honor and a blessing. Milton had pure genuine love for his daughter. Milton passed on his love of drawing to his daughter Trynyte who is creative with her art work as well. In his later days, there were times when Milton could not physically go to the store but he still figured a way to get whatever his daughter needed through Amazon. Milton was highly skilled in ordering from Amazonon a weekly basis. Amazon has truly lost one of their best customers. In the month of March 2021, Milton became ill and went to the hospital. While Milton was in the hospital his eldest sister Sebrina prayed with him and he accepted Christ as his personal savior.
Milton leaves to cherish his loving daughters: Trynyte Simmons, step-children Jerrel Trevorah, Jamal Trevorah both of Bradenton, and Jacheem Gatewood.
Siblings: Sebrina (John Cunningham preceded in death)Bradenton, FL; Tawanda Simmons-Yarn, Angel (Ollie) Washington both of Palmetto, FL, Joan Wilson (Michael Wilson) Orlando, FL. Brothers: Kenneth Washington Junction City Kansas, Darren Simmons, Herbert Simmons, Okeyia Simmons, Sabbath Simmons, Doreen Simmons of Colorado, and Milton Simmons of Rochester New York.
He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. His special nephew Kevin Washington. Dear friend JarrinePoole. Milton was a gently giant with a loving heart. His memories will be cherished by all who knew him. We love you forever and you will be surely missed.
Milton is preceded in death by Step- father George Washington,Sister Adrian Simmons-Cole, Brother Ronald Washington, nephew James Simmons and Johnathan Simmons. Brother in law John Cunningham.
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