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  • Monday Jul 17 | via PaintSquare 

    Obituary: Charlie Simmons, Puget Sound Shipyard

    Charlie Simmons, who rose to a number of leadership positions at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and worked closely with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to help bring new methods, standards and technology to the shop there, has passed away at age 64. Born Charles Wayne Simmons in Wharton, Texas, Simmons served in the Navy as an ear, nose and throat technician before being moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he began as an apprentice at Shop 71. He worked his way up through the ranks to serve as nuclear director and as preservation improvement coordinator. "He had a good way with the workforce," said Kevin Jones, paint shop supervisor at PSNS.