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Wilton R. (Poke) Simmons, Sr

May 2, 1915 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 102)

Wilton Roland “Poke” Simmons, Sr., 102, of Litchfield, passed away on Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 in his home. He was born on May 2, 1915 in Waggoner, IL, (Zanesville Twp) a son of Walter Dot & Lillie (Pratt) Simmons. He retired from Fiat Allis where he had worked as a tow motor driver. He enjoyed gardening, baseball, working on bicycles, hunting, fishing & working on his Model A car. Most of all, he enjoyed his children and grandchildren. In his last years, he enjoyed going to the boat to gamble. He married Genevieve Theresa Lasko on Sept. 8, 1936 in Carlinville, IL. She preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2003. He is survived by:

4 sons, Melvin “Hop” Simmons of Flat Rock, NC

Kenneth Simmons;

Wilton Simmons, Jr.;

Joe Simmons, ALL of Litchfield

4 daughters, Joyce Gifford of Bement

Mary (Harold) Flynn of Raymond

Barbara (Ronald) Johnson;

Lillie Blevins, ALL of Litchfield

21 grandchildren

40 great-grandchildren

Sisters-in-law, Helen Maas of Casa Grande, AZ

Hedrick Guinn;

Donna Lasko, both of Litchfield

Numerous nieces & nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 6 brothers, Clyde, Roy, Ray, Charles, Lester and Everett Simmons, in infancy; 3 sisters, Mary Armour; Alma Bolar & Iva Korunka.

Funeral services will be held Sun., Nov. 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Mike Rogers, of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Waggoner. Visitation will be held Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's Association or Providence Cemetery.


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