He was born November 25, 1937 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Jessie and Coy Simmons.
He attended Central High School and married Clara Baker whom survives of the home. He worked at the Hy-Klas grocery as a baker, then was the owner operator of Simmons DX, then Simmons Muffler & Auto. Jack enjoyed fishing, baseball, working on cars, he also enjoyed baking. He was very generous, enjoyed feeding lunch to all who came by the shop, customers or not.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Shawn Peacher, two brothers, Coy Jr, and Harlen Simmons, and a sister, Hilda Kerns.
Survivors include, wife, Clara of the home. two daughters, Debbie Simmons of Independence, MO, Jo Ann (Marc) Thompson of Blue Springs, two sons , Jackie (Jeanette) Simmons Jr. and Michael (Dollie) Simmons all of Saint Joseph, MO, 9 grandchildren: Jenny Lynn, Jackie Lee, Christopher, Laura, Michael Jr.,Kaitlin, Kassidy, Trenton and Glen, eight, great grandchildren, three sisters, Devona Cordonnier, and Donna Stewart both of St. Joseph, and Linda Cordonnier of Colorado Springs, CO.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Williams Cemetery Dearborn, MO. Memorials are requested to the Jack Simmons memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
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