John Theodore Simmons, Jr.

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John Theodore Simmons Jr. 76, of Anderson, died Aug. 3, 2019, peacefully at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Anderson, the son of John and Esther (Janney) Simmons.
He served as a firefighter with the Anderson Fire Department for 33 years before retiring in 2001. John worked also for Sam Price Builders for 45 years. He helped start the Fireman's Lodge, Madison County Federal Credit Union and the Fireman's Honor Guard.
He was a member of Industry United Methodist Church in Muncie.
John is survived by his wife of nearly 31 years, Maria (Davis) Simmons of Anderson, whom he married Sept. 2, 1988; two daughters, Gaynell (Mike) Mann of West Lafayette and Janet (Roger) Marshall of Lafayette; two sisters, Jane Simmons and Jean Simmons, both of Anderson; six grandchildren, Sarah, Jeffery, Kiley, Preston, Garrett and Hudson.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Tom and Bea Carlisle; sister-in-law, Annette Black.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Steve Graves of Industry United Methodist Church officiating.
Private burial of his cremated remains will be in East Maplewood Cemetery at a later time.
Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to 9-11 Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 324; Belmar, NJ 07719-9998.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
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Sherry Painter
Aug 08, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to Janet, Gaye, Maria and all their family members. May all the love and prayers from family and friend’s bring your family comfort in the loss of your father/husband.
Warmly, Matt & Sherry Painter
Sherru Painter
Aug 08, 2019
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Sherry Painter
Aug 08, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to Janet, Gay Maria and all their family members. May all the love and prayers from family and friend’s bring your family comfort in the loss of your father/husband.
Warmly, Matt & Sherry Painter
michael schildmeier
Aug 08, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Gaye and Janet. John was a wonderful and interesting man. I will always be honored to call him my friend. God be with you.
Maggie Stephenson
Aug 08, 2019
Sincere Sympathy to Maria and all of Johns family. God Rest his sole.
Mary Arnold
Aug 08, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Always remember how nice he was when he worked with Gary. Prayers for all of you
Dr. Larry A. & Cynthia Hyatt, Pastor of Inspiration Church & Ministries Inc.
Aug 08, 2019
With our Deepest Sympathy in the Loss of Your Brother (Jane). We are Praying for you and your family.
The Pastor & Congregation of Inspiration Church & Ministries Inc.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will no longer exist; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer because the previous things have passed away. Rev. 21:24
Alan Ayers
Aug 06, 2019
My condolences to John’s family.. we went to school together