Jack D. Simmons 92 of Harrisburg passed died at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Linda E. White Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He was born November 12, 1925 in Golconda, IL the son of the late C.T. Cochran and Gladys Simmons. He was married to the former Jane Capel. Jack was a WW II Navy Veteran. He started his teaching career at Rosiclare where he became Superintendant. Jack was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife Jane; a daughter, Jane (David) Rudy of Johnson City, TN; step-sons, Brandon (Deanna) Henshaw and Kenneth (Val) Henshaw, all of Harrisburg; half-sister, Pat (Joe) Baker of Lincoln, IL; and daughter-in-law Pixie Simmons of Carterville, IL; 8 grandchildren, Shawn Dugan and Anna Trodglen of Atlanta, GA, Brandon and Julie Simmons of Mt. Vernon, IL, Hannah and Luke Chapman of Carterville, IL, Lindsey and Neil Atkins, Hannah and Travis Dixon, Capel Henshaw, Connor Henshaw and Derek and Connie Henshaw all of Harrisburg; 12 great-grandchildren, Atalie, Kenley and Alayna Simmons, Laci and Hayden Chapman, Dylan and Ally Henshaw, Lila, Vivian and Mara Atkins and Nova and Nolan Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Joe Simmons; and a brother, John Brandt.
Funeral mass was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg with Fr. Abraham Adejoh. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends called at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg was in charge of arrangements.