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Edward Norman Simmons

January 13, 1935 - November 16, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: November 20, 2018

Edward “Ed” Norman Simmons, 83, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Sunday, January 13, 1935, in Coble, TN, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Edward worked as an Electrician for IBEW Local # 309. He attended Sterling Baptist Church Fairview Heights Illinois, and was a member of Belleville Enduro Team, Collinsville Area Camera Club, American Motorcycle Club, and IBEW Local 309 Retirees Club.  He was in United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Ira and Sarah May, nee Creel, Simmons
  • Sister: Martha Jo Heibert
  • Son-in-Law: John J. Gravot, Jr.

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Shirley A., nee Simpson, Simmons of Fairview Heights, IL
  • 4 Children
    • Sherri (Michael) McCracken of Waterloo, IL
    • Diana Gravot of Millstadt, IL
    • Tracy (Kristi) Simmons of Pittsburgh, PA
    • James (Linda) Simmons of Maryville, IL
  • 7 Grandchildren
    • Shawn (Ashley) Gravot
    • Jacob Gravot
    • Brittany Fleming
    • Shannon (Kyle) Mertens
    • Spencer Simmons
    • Allison Simmons
    • Elizabeth Simmons
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Jordyn Gravot
    • Abel Gravot
    • Cash Gravot
    • Reed Gravot
    • Baby Mertens due in May 2019
  • 2 Sisters
    • Dorothy Ann (Richard) Wampler
    • Jessie Lukowski

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Gateway Pet Guardians of St. Louis, MO

Visitation:  Visitation from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday, November 19, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor David Gray officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.