Joe Simmons

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Joseph Wilson "Joe" Simmons, 77, of Scott City died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center.

He was born May 20, 1924, at Benton, Mo., son of Thomas Marion and Mina Edith Jacobs Simmons. He and Naomi Collier were married Feb. 9, 1948, in Charleston, Mo.

Simmons had been a building inspector with city of Cape Girardeau. He moved to Scott City five years ago from Cape Girardeau. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Scott City, St. Mark Masonic Lodge 93, Cape Girardeau Commandery 55, Cape Council 20 Royal Scottish Select Masons, and Wilson Chapter 75 Royal Arch Masons in Cape Girardeau.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Joseph Simmons of Jackson, Mo., Randy Simmons of Grand Tower, Ill., Norman Simmons of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Eldon Simmons of Jackson, Mich., Bill Simmons of Benton; a sister, LaVerne Laxton of Berea, Ky.; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, four brothers, and two sisters.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Eades officiating. Burial will be in Unity Baptist Cemetery near Benton.