Roger Allen Simmons, 73, of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his residence.
Mr. Simmons was born August 17, 1941, in Jennings County, Indiana, the son of William and Alma Jane Johnson Simmons. He married Sharon Ann McDonald June 11, 1960, in Uniontown, Indiana. She preceded him in death February 22, 2007.
Mr. Simmons worked more than 40 years for Eaton’s Feed Mill in North Vernon, Indiana, and was a board advisor for ASCS. He was a member of Mount Zion Cemetery Association and Jennings County Fair Board and was the 2009 Citizen of the Year for Jennings County. He attended Paris Crossing High School. He enjoyed working, farming and coon hunting.
He is survived by his two sons, Joe Simmons and Jay Simmons, both of North Vernon, Indiana; one daughter, Jill (Jeff) Olds of Shelbyville, Indiana; two brothers, Ralph (Pat) Simmons of Wiota, Iowa, and J.W. (Linda) Simmons of Goshen, Indiana; three sisters, Mary Alice Painter of Muncie, Indiana, Juanita Carol (Ken) Bobb of Seymour, Indiana, and Martha Jane (David) Ray of Lexington, Indiana; six grandchildren, Ryan (Brittany) Olds, Jacob Simmons, Molly Simmons, and Eli Simmons, all of North Vernon, Indiana, Jennifer Simmons of Seymour, Indiana, and Rex (Kate) Olds of Shelbyville, Indiana; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Allen Flannery and Grant Meadors both of Seymour, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana, with the Rev. Bob Weeks officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.