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John D. Simmons

John Simmons

January 23, 1929     ~     April 10, 2010

John Douglas Simmons, 81, Glasgow, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at NHC in Glasgow. A native of Cadiz, he was the son of the late Clyde Clayton and Mattaleen Lane Simmons. He was a retired postal clerk with the Glasgow Post Office after 41 years of service. A former member of Glasgow Scottie Band and Boy Scout Troop 214, he was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church and Glasgow Lions Club and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. After his retirement, John pursued one of his hobbies, photography, by being a photographer for the Barren County Progress for a number of years. He also was an avid fan and participant of muzzle loader activities and pioneer re-enactments.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Simmons; two cousins, Sandra Taylor and husband, Joe Donald, of Glasgow, and James H. Nelson and wife, Diane, of South Carolina; one nephew, Walter Reed Smith and wife, Beverly, of Glasgow; three nieces, Cherry K. Smith of Indianapolis, Leisa Hutchison and husband, David, of Bowling Green, and Karen Witty and husband, James, of Glasgow; 1 great niece; 6 great-nephews and several other cousins.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.


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Guest Register

9 Entries for John D. Simmons

  1. Jerry W. Wood says:

    John, you were a great friend, we had many good times together. You will be greatly missed
    in my circle of friends.

    Jerry W. Wood

  2. David M. Borders says:

    A true and loyal friend of which I have many fond memories. Not a kinder or better person to be found anywhere, you will sincerely be missed….

  3. Rita Williams Vance says:

    John was someone I always looked forward to seeing and talking to. God be with your family.

  4. Wayne Calvert says:

    I will miss John. He was the most kind hearted friend that I ever knew. The memories of John will stay with me forever.

  5. Michael W. Bunch says:

    You’ll be missed, old friend. You were with The Progress when I got my start in photography at the Glasgow Daily Times. You made a lot of mundane assignments fun with your wry sense of humor. I still think back to those days often. You’ll never be forgotten. My sympathy goes out to your family.

  6. Freida Webb says:

    You are in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you, Virginia.

  7. Judy Tarter says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of John. Always enjoyed waving and saying hi in the neighborhood.

  8. Walter Baker says:

    Virginia, I was sorry that I did not get for visitation but I had to take Walter to the hospital for a scope. WE both thought so much of John and he was always a joy to be with and talk to. We join you in sorry and hope you can find peace that he has found in the days ahead. Good luck and love to you. Jane and Walter

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