Rev. Keith D. Simmons went home to meet Jesus on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, hearing the words “well done my good and faithful servant”.
Rev. Simmons was a native of Sterling Il. And the son of Marvel Crane Simmons and the late Keith Dunlap Simmons Sr.
Ordained as a minster in 1988 he spent his life living an example and teaching others about our God. His ministry spanned 40 years and multiple states with the Church of the Nazarene and Church of God out of Anderson, IN.
Besides his ministry, he was a devoted husband, son, father, brother, grandfather and friend to many.
He loved studying the Bible, along with woodworking and carving. He also loved to sing his hymns in spite of not being gifted with a voice. His soft spirit will be missed.
He married the Love of his life on October 26th, 1968 after meeting her at 12 years old. He was a hero of a dad to Toni & Jeff. and a proud grandfather to five grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sharron Sliger Simmons, daughter Toni Simmons, son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Sarah Simmons, five grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Buddy Rhea, Barb and Dave Riffle, Rev. Judy Davenport; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Judy Davenport officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm Saturday prior to the service.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|I met this precious couple at Fairview C.P. Church and really
enjoyed their friendship. Sharon you are in my prayers|
||Marie and Dawson Rowland
|Praying for the family.
We have great memories in Rock Falls.
Our kids hung out with Toni and Jeff.
It just dosent seem that he should be gone. God
had other plans. He is singing in the heavenly
choir. No more pain. We are praying for you all.
|Steve and I send our sympathy and prayers. May
our great God wrap His arms of love and comfort
around all of you. Keith was a very dear soul.|
||George and Erma Baal
|So sorry for the loss of your loved one Sharon to Toni and her family and Jeff and Sarah and family he was a great man and loved God very much Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all May you hang on to all those beautiful memories and he suffers no more and is in a beautiful place heaven Love you all|
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