Edward Norman Simmons
January 13, 1935 - November 16, 2018
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
- 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.