Simmons, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Simmons Jr.
Born 10/1/1928 in Maryville, MO
Died 12/21/2018 in Rochester, MN

Thomas G. Simmons, Jr. was born in Maryville, Mo., on Oct. 1, 1928, and died at the age of 90 years, on Dec. 21, 2018, in Rochester.

Tom grew up and spent his early adult years in Fairfax, Mo., where he graduated from Fairfax High School and attended Tarkio College. On Feb. 12, 1950, he and Barbara Joyce Wright were married. Together, they farmed, owned a farm implement dealership, raised their family, and were actively engaged in the northern Missouri communities of Fairfax, Worth County, and Tarkio. From 2004, they made their home in Rochester.

Mr. Simmons was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the American Legion, Masons and Rotary. He was a founding member and president of the Tarkio Development Corporation and instrumental in building the Tarkio golf course. Throughout their married life, Tom and Barbara were members of the United Methodist Church.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas G. and Bessie Lee Simmons; and his wife, Barbara Joyce Simmons. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Patricia Sue Simmons (Dr. Lester Wold); son, Paul Scott Simmons (Michele Clark); grandson, Paul Simmons Wold (Kaylinn Stormo); granddaughter, Barbara Nielsen Wold (Major Matthew Textor); and great-grandchildren, Charles Wold Textor and Eleanor Wold Textor.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Shorewood Commons on the Shorewood Senior Campus in Rochester. A graveside service will be held in the spring at theEnglish Grove Cemetery in Atchison County, Mo.
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Barbara Joyce (Wright) Simmons
Born 10/3/1930 in Fairfax, MO
Died 3/27/2017