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William K Simmons

December 13, 1931 January 19, 2014
William K Simmons
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William K. Simmons, age 82, of Golconda passed away January 19, 2014 at Rosiclare Nursing and Rehab in Rosiclare, IL.
He was born December 13, 1931 in Golconda, Illinois to Samuel and Rachel (Anderson) Simmons.  He married Phyllis Bird on May 20, 1952.  She preceded him on February 5, 2003.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a Seabee. He worked for Fruit Belt service for 36 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Golconda and a life member of VFW Post 9227 and a past Commander.  Bill was very community-minded.  He served as Mayor of Golconda for 8 years, was a past county commissioner, was a long time member of the Rotary Club of Golconda, served on the Lusk Creek Conservancy Board, as well as on the Pope County Housing Authority Board.  Bill loved to fish and play dominoes.  
Bill is survived by one son, Tim (Dani) Simmons of Golconda, IL; one grandson, Dakota (Samantha) Simmons of Golconda, IL; one sister, Deloris (E.J.) Cole of Moline, IL; one brother, Mike (Julia) Elder of Minnesota; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Shawn Simmons; one nephew, Dave Cogdill.
Funeral service will be held 1:00pm Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Interment and military honors will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Golconda, IL. Rev. E.J. Cole will conduct the service. Visitation will be from 5-8pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Golconda Public Library, PO Box 523, Golconda, IL 62938

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