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Joseph Simmons

June 20, 1979 — February 11, 2018


Tech. Sgt. Joseph Forrest Robert Simmons, age 38, of Little Rock Air Force Base in Little Rock, AR passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Little Rock.

Joseph Simmons was born June 20, 1979 in Keokuk, IA, the son of Robert and Constance Lillard Simmons.

On August 15, 1997 he was united in marriage to Jill Neeley.

He graduated from Revere High School in 1997 entered the service, and was active duty U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Jill; his mother, Constance Simmons of Revere; mother-in-law, Brenda Neeley of Keosauqua; four children, Bryce (Lauren) Simmons of Ft. Stewart, GA, Taylor, Kayden and Jayce Simmons of Keosauqua, IA; grandson, Mason Raymundo; one brother, Jerry (Tami) Simmons of Donnellson, IA; sister, Katherine (Dr. Shawn) Griffin of Charlotte, NC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jeremy (Pam) Neeley of Bonaparte, Josh (Emily) Neeley of Bonaparte, and Jeannie (Brad) Cochenour of Keosauqua; nieces and nephews: Justin, Aaron and Laura, Daniel, Jacob, and Jonathan Griffin Matthew, James, Luke and Abigail Simmons, Kory, Isabel, Anna, Clay, and Faith Neeley, and Tiffany and Jacklyn Cochenour; aunts and uncles: Phyllis Lillard of Kansas City, MO, Dorothy (Richard) Gumc of Bethel, MO, Doris (Duke) Henry of Cantril, Larry (Joyce) Simmons of Revere and Dodie Simmons of Kahoka; several great aunts and uncles; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, James Robert Simmons; grandparents: Jerry and Mary Lillard and Forrest Simmons; father-in-law, Jack Neeley; an aunt, Margaret Lillard; and uncle, Gary Simmons.

Joe had served his country since 2000 and was currently stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base in Little Rock, AR. He loved being outdoors. Time spent 4-wheeling, camping, hunting and fishing was very special to him. Family and extended family was very special to Joe and he loved being a "papa" to Mason.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Mike Shea officiating. Burial and full military honors followed in the Anson Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 1 p.m. Saturday with family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project in Joe’s memory.

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Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 1 on Saturday with family present from 5-8 pm


Saturday, February 17, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 1 on Saturday with family present from 5-8 pm

Funeral Service

Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:30 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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