Earnest Junior Simmons

Earnest Junior Simmons

Earnest Junior Simmons, son of the late Earnest C. and Ora Lee Grimes Simmons, was born in Essex, Missouri on October 1, 1927, and passed away at the Eagle Crest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Arkansas on February 28, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 27 days.

He had worked as a dairy farmer and lived in the Essex area until moving to Arkansas in 2006. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed talking and visiting with friends and the military personnel.

Surviving are three sisters, Ruby Fletcher of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Shirley Triplett of Marion, Illinois and Geraldine Gist of Cherokee Village, Arkansas. Many nieces and nephews and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Thelma, Anna Lee and Alpha Omega and Alice.

Visitation will be Monday, March 5, 2018, after 12:00 p.m. at the Dexter Church of Christ in Dexter until time for services at 1:00 p.m. at the Dexter Church of Christ with Bro. Kevin Lawrence of Gideon Missouri officiating.

Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.