Born February 18, 1931, in Kennett, Mo., son of the late Roy and Gladys Seymore Simmons, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Survivors include three sons; David Simmons and wife, Ellen, of Pineville, Mo., Ronnie Simmons, of Weatherford, Tex., and Jerry Simmons and wife, Sue, of Gateway, Ark.; one daughter; Ramona Vest and husband, Ronnie, of Garfield, Ark.; one brother, Bobby Simmons, of Kennett and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers; Billy, Harold Dean and George Roger Simmons and one sister, Brenda Wolford.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. David King officiating.
Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Jarrid Vest, Roy Wayne Simmons, Joshua Simmons, Rick Simmons, Gary Simmons and Tim Simmons.