SCOTT CITY - Joseph Wilson "Joe" Simmons, 77, died at 8:30 p.m. April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 20, 1924, at Benton , son of the late Thomas Marion Simmons and Mina Edith Jacobs, he was a building inspector for the City of Cape Girardeau. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church at Scott City, the St. Marks Masonic Lodge 93, the Cape Girardeau Commandery 55, the Cape Council 20 RSSM and the Wilson Chapter 75 RAM.
On Feb. 9, 1948, at Charleston, he married Naomi Collier, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Joseph W. Simmons of Jackson, Randy C. Simmons of Grand Tower, Ill., and Norman L. Simmons of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Eldon Simmons of Jackson, Mich., and Bill Simmons of Benton; one sister, LaVerne Laxton of Berea, Ky.; and four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City where Masonic rites are scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Scott City where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Terry Eades officiating.
Burial will follow at the Unity Baptist Cemetery near Benton.