Donald “Don” Dean Simons, 53, of Plainview, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born May 5, 1966, in Carlinville, IL, the son of Robert and Joyce (Edsall) Simons.
Don served his country and was a veteran of the United States Army.
On October 14, 1995, Don married Jodi Cox, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman. She survives.
Don will be remembered for his contagious laugh, fondness for growing grapes, making wine, and smoking meat. He enjoyed riding his Harley and more than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family and “tribe” of friends.
He was a member of the Masons and the Carlinville Moose.
In addition to his wife, he will be missed by his three sons, Cole Simons of Farmersville, Zach and Connor Simons of Plainview; his mother, Joyce (Leroy) Allen; maternal grandmother, Nelda Edsall; two sisters, Darla (Norman) Wilfong, Nichole Simons; and two brothers, Danny Simons, Jason (Jacki) Simons.
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman, on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman, with John Lottes officiating.
Burial will follow in Shipman Cemetery with military rites performed by the United States Army.
Memorials may be made to Project 3rd Day or Macoupin County Military Support Group .
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