Earl W. Simmons Sr., 73, of Auburn, passed away September 1, 2010 at 2:20 a.m. at his residence. He was born February 14, 1939 in Harvel, IL., the son of Sam and Estella Parish Simmons. He married Alice Wright on November 29, 1958 at Calvary Baptist Church, Taylorville. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the United Mine Workers Association.

He is survived by wife: Alice, mother: Estella Simmons of Pana, Son: Earl Wayne (Jill) Simmons Jr. of Taylorville, daughters: Susan (Harry) Harter of IN; Rose Beaston of Mt. Sterling, IL; Linda (David) Loyd of Mt. Auburn, brothers: Howard (Shirley) Simmons of Blue Mound; Hershell (Yvette) Simmons of Xenia; Harold (Inge) Simmons of Oconee; Dale (Vicki) Simmons of Mt. Auburn; Merle (Cindy) Simmons of Mt. Auburn, 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father.

No funeral services are planned. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 6-8pm at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Cremation will be accorded.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Sign on-line guest book at Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services and Memorial Sharing Wishes-Final Wish 720 N. Bond Springfield, IL 62702.


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