Lester Eugene Simmons, 51, Bates City, Mo, passed away January 31, 2022.
He was born July 25, 1970, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Lester graduated in 1988 from Odessa High School. On June 10, 1995, he married Karie Frizzell in Blue Springs Mo. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for almost 18 years. He was preceded in death by Father-in-Law, Les Frizzell. Survivors include his wife Karie, of the home; Mother-in-Law, Patricia Frizzell; Sister in Law and Brother in Law, Brooke and James Reser; Brother in Law, Brandon Frizzell; nephews Trenton Frizzell, Izaiah Reser; niece McKyiah Reser; best friends Anthony Brumley and Steve Hensley; his kitty cats Bailey and Izzy Mittens, and his horse Apache; parents Roy and Sharon, sister Rhonda, brother RD.
He was a proud member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. Lester enjoyed riding his horse, motorcycle trips on his Harley, going to the lake, hunting trips, concerts, laughing with friends and family, watching old westerns, driving his hot rod truck and t-bucket, sitting in his barn listening to music, helping friends and strangers alike, always smiling, and attending any event involving his niece and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Church of Christ, 210 N 4th Street, Odessa, MO, 64076. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Odessa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Memories of Lester and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.