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Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home and Mt Lebanon Cemetery

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO

OBITUARY

Donald Lee Simmons

November 19, 1933January 22, 2020

Donald Lee Simmons I., age 86. Born November 19, 1933, died Wednesday January 22, 2020. The son of Carl and Daisy (nee Jones) who preceded his in death. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn Lorraine Simmons (nee Krick) for 60 years. The father of Stacey (Rick) Stone and Donnie Simmons. Loving grandfather of 9, Charissa (Josh) Wagoner, Taylor (Amanda) Stone and Jared Stone, Abigail, Josiah, Arianna, Jeremiah, Rebekah, Zachariah Simmons. Beloved brother to Charles (Verla) Simmons, Norma (Don) Deck, Ronald (Rose) Simmons and the late Betty Simmons. Our dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Visitation Monday January 27, 2020 from 12:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm, Alexander White-Mullen Funeral Home 11101 St Charles Rock Rd. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery

Condolences may be offered at www.alexanderstlouis.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020

Memories

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Evelyn Simmons

February 9, 2020

My Don......How I miss you. I am so thankful for all the memories you left me with. You being a loving caring husband. Always gentle and always protective. I was never afraid. I remember how thrilled you were as you sang "Daddy's Little Girl" to our new born daughter. I was so in awe of you as you played your guitar at church and filled in with the big upright bass when necessary. You were proud of the living you accomplished with being a teamster. You were good at what you did. Driving those big trucks in all kind of weather and stopping by to give Stacey and I a ride up the street. You were a great husband, and great father. Filling in for me after a hard days work. I worked the night shift so you had a lot to do feeding the kids, caring for baby Donnie and getting them ready for bed. I will always love you. I hope you are enjoying Jesus and Heaven. I look forward to seeing you again. Love forever....... your wife.

Lori LaRose

February 2, 2020

To Evelyn, and their family,

Before working long hours ... whenever Don and I, or Mike too!, were outside... we'd strike up a friendly conversation about family, CHET ATKINS-of course, and his love of music and the guitar.
Don was a truck driver so we heard many interesting stories of adventures and dealing with funny issues...Don loved to laugh!
Don also appreciated nature, loved seeing the deer in the back, and joked with me about 'gardening'.
Don IS in a better place...playing in God's band with the best...Chet Atkins!
Hang onto ALL the wonderful memories and cherish your time...You will meet again!

With Love,
mike and Lori LaRose

Rhonda Simmons Kane

January 27, 2020

Dear Uncle Don,
I am thankful to have celebrated life and known You as a person who was dedicated to being present and showing me artist can be grounded as well. Your strong personality and unique gift of music and sharing stories that unite young and old, Christian or not. You are going to be missed always. I wrote a longer version of this which while looking for a picture was taken away on the internet express of who knows where. So I started over which is something ever present in this internet world of the modern day. Thank God I was able to see You a few years ago with my husband David. You and Aunt Evelyn were so hospitable to us the couple times up in St. Louis. You shared Jesus Christ to David and shared God's mighty Love. I appreciate all Your kindness and love. Thank You for helping Erika with her first car during University studies, after my second head-on.
Hallelujah Praise God You have made it home. You will never have to shed another tear or feel another jab of pain or squeak or crack out of bed in the morning; because You are with our maker, Jesus Christ, Abba Father.
Celebrate and dance a gig for me because You have gone onto to be with the Lord. I will sing and share Jesus' Love and forgiveness all the days of my life; preparing everyday by being present and knowing this all too shall pass for us, Hallelujah. Until we meet again, in Jesus Christ mighty name, Amen and Amen.
Rhonda Simmons Kane & David Kane

Stacey Stone

January 26, 2020

Dad,
You have always meant the world to me, and I always knew that I was loved and protected by you. The times we've laughed, the times we cried, sharing the ups and downs of life together -are now golden memories. It's going to feel empty without you here but I know you are happy and free in the presence of the Lord Jesus. It was my honor to get the opportunity to care for you in this life. I hope to honor you with my words tomorrow, but mostly with my life -from all the things you've taught me and how fiercely you've loved me. "me"

Louise Simmons

January 26, 2020

I will always remember the handsome guy who looked like Elvis. You loved music, especially the guitar. Chet Atkins was your favorite guitarist and you taught yourself to play just like him.
I will miss you.

gary fiorino

January 26, 2020

I will always remember Don for his funny stories based on his days as a truck driver for Hogan and for his love of music. Not many people get to hang out with Chet Atkins - Don did! He was obsessed with the guitar and dedicated to his craft. He will be missed.

Frederick Williams

January 25, 2020

Uncle Don,
I’m so grateful that God gave me the opportunity to know you. I will always remember the times we had to talk. It was and is a privilege to know you. Uncle till we meet again, run to Jesus. I will miss you.

Freddy Williams