John Dean Simmons, age 77 of Hardinsburg, KY passed away August 25, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Hardinsburg, KY on May 26, 1944, the son of the late Albert Simmons and Elizabeth Pate. John was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church and a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He was a retired crane operator and a avid fan of UK sports, George Jones and the New York Yankees. John was raised by Lena and Amon Driskell, his aunt and uncle, where he grew up in a home full of love and happiness. He loved his cousins, who were like siblings, Elwin Driskell, Patty Ball, Mary Elizabeth Laswell and Norma Roach.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren Derrika Jeffries and Matthew Hinton, Lena and Amon Driskell, Elwin Driskell, Mary Elizabeth Laswell.
John is survived by Marcia, his wife of 56 years.
5 children: Donna (Mutt) Hinton of McQuady, KY, Wayne Simmons of Little Mountain, SC, Shelly (LeeGale) Jeffries of Garfield, KY, Holly (Joey) Gedling of Hardinsburg, KY and Jerry (Amanda) Simmons of Harned, KY
9 grandchildren: Patrick Hinton, Zack Simmons, Jennifer Hall, Jennay Jeffries, Haley, Madison and Joseph Gedling, Jake and Jayden Simmons
1 great grandchild Lacy Simmons
Cousins: Patty Ball and Norma Roach
His constant companion and friend, his dog Kip who runs a close second to Marcia.
Funeral services will be held at St. Romuald Catholic Church on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 12 PM with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Monday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM.
The family requests that masks be worn for all services.
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