Gilbert Elmer Simmons



Gilbert Elmer Simmons

Funeral services for Gilbert Elmer Simmons, 79, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Ocea Simmons and Nancy Johnson Simmons, on April 6, 1940 in Alton, Missouri and died June 5, 2019 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage March 18, 1962 in Alton, Missouri to Nora Pauline Pierce, who preceded him in death January 27, 2019.

He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Ellen Yaqoob and husband Javad, Elmont, New York; Gwen Simmons, Hollister, Missouri, and Kathryn Phillips and husband Luther, Grapevine, Texas; one brother, Larry Simmons and wife Daisy, Alton, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Joan Simmons, Alton, Missouri; four grandchildren, Sereena, Taniya, Caitlin, and Shelby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and six siblings, Robert Simmons, Roscoe Simmons, Mary Wainscott, Rita Simmons, and 2 infant siblings.

He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of West Plains, Missouri. He served in the military with the United States Army. He worked as a butcher for many years for Ramey’s, Price Chopper, and other surrounding grocery stores. He was also on the school board at Richards School for fifteen years.

Memorial contributions may be made to your choice of organizations, and can be left at the funeral home.

Family visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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5 Responses to Gilbert Elmer Simmons

  1. mick redmond says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Gibs passing. He was such a kind person who cared about his family and proud of his family heritage. He will be surely missed by his family, relatives and friends.
    Our deepest condolences: cousin mick redmond and wife cathy

  2. Amber L Redburn says:

    Nancy, Gwen, and Kathryn and Families,
    I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you and your families upon the passing of your Dad, Gilbert. He always had a smile on his face and so friendly every time we met. I will treasure the wonderful memories of him on Monks Street too. May God comfort, encourage, and support all of you thru this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,

  3. Jill Brooks says:

    Nancy and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jill (Cozort) Brooks

  4. Darrell Strain says:

    My prayers and sympathy to the family. Gilbert was a classmate of mine.

  5. Melinda (Burgess) King says:

    This man was part of my childhood at Richards. In later years I was honored to be part of his care team. May your memories bring you comfort. Let the vision of the reunion in Heaven bring a smile to your tear stained face.