Jeffrey Keith Simmons
Jeffrey Keith Simmons, age 48, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 5:46 a.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 31, 1969, in Fairfield, California, the son of Keith Dewain and Leona Arlene (Hagness) Simmons.
Jeffery was a 1987 graduate of Skyline High School in Urbana, Missouri and received his Associates Degree from Ozark Technical College in Springfield. He had worked for Positronic Industries for 15 years, first in Springfield, then transfering to Mt. Vernon. He was the #1 fan of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. He will be "Forver Royal." He loved fishing, hunting and being with his family and was a member of the Nemo Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Missouri.
On May 26, 2001, he married Diane Lynn LaMothe, in Springfield, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Diane; his father, Keith Simmons, of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Macey Simmons, of Mt. Vernon; one step-son, Justin Simmons of Springfield; two grandchildren, Cadance and Dempsey Simmons; two brothers, Chris Simmons and his wife, Sheri, of Mt. Vernon and Scott Simmons and his wife, Melissa, of Pittsburg, Missouri and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His mother, Leona, preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service, in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made payable to the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be shared at this website.
10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017