T.L. Simmons, age 62, of Edwardsville, died at 9:21 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born on Aug. 30, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Albert and Kathryn Wilkerson Simmons of Des Moines, Iowa. He married Sherry Milligan on June 28, 1982, in Collinsville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons: Ty Simmons and wife, Diane of Morrison, Colo., and Tadd Simmons and wife, Kara of Maryville; a daughter: Terra Simmons of Edwardsville; five grandchildren: Haley, Trinity, Abby, Lily and Kade Simmons; a brother: Tracy Simmons and wife, Janis of Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister: Trudy
Dolezal and husband, Tom of Bend, Ore. Mr. Simmons was an insurance
broker for 23 years, and president of Simmco Group Inc. in Edwardsville. Prior to his present employment, he worked for Front Runners Inc. and was a photojournalist for the Alton Telegraph and Metro East Journal. His memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville and the KU Alumni Association. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Weber and Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Galen, pastor, officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Terra Simmons Educational Fund.