Mahlon "Stick" Joseph Simmons II, 52, of Union Bridge, Maryland, suddenly passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
He was born on May 5, 1970, in Cheverly, Maryland. He was the son of Mahlon Joseph Simmons and Connie Sue (Kuhn) Simmons.
He graduated from Linganore High School in 1988.
He was the loving husband of Kimberly Simmons, his wife of 32 years.
He was a devoted father to his two children MJ and Marissa. Mahlon coached MJ's team in basketball in Libertytown and coached him in trapshooting for many years. Mahlon supported Marissa's early interests in soccer and lifelong love of horses.
Mahlon was a member of the Mt. Airy Izaak Walton League where he educated many in Hunters Safety. He also established and grew the Youth Scholastic Clay Trap Program to over 100 participants. He served as President of the Mt. Airy I.W.L.A during a portion of his lifelong membership. Trapshooting was his passion. He participated in the Heart of Maryland and Tri-State Leagues. He also loved traveling to West Virginia to the family cabin of Pig's Ear where he hunted and spent time with loved ones. His dog Copper was his sidekick who enjoyed riding in the truck, going for walks in the woods, and spending time in the shop.
He first worked for Carl Miller, the founder of Concrete General as a farm hand. He later joined Mr. Miller's company as a Laborer, and later advanced to his position of Superintendent. He worked for Concrete General for 31 years.
Mahlon was known as caring, generous, and hardworking. He helped anyone in need. His genuine kindness left a mark on everyone he met.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughter, Marissa; sister, Wanda (Simmons) Greene. Mahlon was preceded in death by his son Mahlon Simmons lll, and sister Veronica Harding Perkins. Numerous extended family members and countless friends will also miss him.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00am at Stauffer Funeral Home. Interment will be held in West Virginia at a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to:
Robyn Catlin, Care of Heart of Maryland Trap Shooting League. 1451 Four Point Court Eldersburg, MD 21784
Donations will fund a scholarship for Junior participants in the Heart of Maryland Trap Shooting League.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.
A bond so strong, it's hard to define,
A father and son, through space and time.
From the first moment they lay eyes on each other,
A love is formed, like no other.
It's a bond built on trust, respect, and love,
Guided by wisdom, passed down from above.
A father shows his son, what it means to be a man,
Teaching him life's lessons, with a steady hand.
Together they laugh, and sometimes they cry,
And through the years, their bond will never die.