Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Southside Assembly of God in Marshall, with Rev. Cliff Cato and William W. Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the church. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 5, 1956, in Kansas City, he was the son of Leonard R. Simmons Sr. and Betty Jean Hutchison Simmons who survive of rural Sweet Springs. On Oct. 27, 1979, he married Edna Arnold, who survives of Marshall. He had lived in the rural Sweet Springs area most of his life where he worked as a mechanic and tow truck operator for the family business, Betty's Truck Stop. He attended Southside Assembly of God Church in Marshall.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Burns and her husband, Steven, and Jean Simmons-Glover and her husband, Brady, all of rural Sweet Springs; one son, Leonard R. Simmons III, of rural Sweet Springs; three grandchildren, Michael Glover, Trenton Simmons and Ethan Simmons; three sisters, Betty Arlene Clark and her husband, Larry, of rural Sweet Springs, Loretta "Retta" Kelz and her husband, Scott, of rural Sweet Springs, and Pamela Burns and her husband, Robert, of rural Versailles; one brother, Ronnie Simmons and his wife, Rene`e, of rural Sweet Springs; six nieces; nine nephews; eight great-nieces; and 11 great-nephews.
Additional information provided per family recompense.