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David Franklin Simmons

July 27, 1953 — March 22, 2021

David Franklin Simmons, 67, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Redwood of Carmel Hills in Independence, MO.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. Second Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery at Columbus. Memories of David and condolences for his family can be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.

David was born on July 27, 1953 to Jesse and Dorothy (McKay) Simmons in Odessa, MO. He worked as a carpenter for over 45 years for various companies throughout his life and retired from Fireball Construction. David was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 315. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include a sister, Beverly Kuhlmann and husband, Daniel of Odessa, MO; one brother, Thomas Simmons and wife Benita of Springfield, IL; one aunt, Corrine Fisher of Odessa, MO; three nieces, Penny Hill, Teela DeLong, and Toni Simmons; one nephew, Grant Kuhlmann; and many relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his father, Jesse F. Simmons; and mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Carl Boyer; and a brother, Gerald “Jerry” Simmons.


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