Billy Ray Simons, 47, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. he was born on March 19, 1960, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Robert Gire and Mary Eva Dauben Simons.
He is survived by three sons, Landon Simons and Jayce Simons, both of Fort Scott, and Dakota Simons of Maysville, Ark.; a granddaughter, Kinsey Simons; his mother and step-father, Mary and Cleland Allen of Fort Scott; two brothers, Gary Simons of Kearney, Mo., and Larry Joe Simons of Fort Scott; five sisters, Janice Briggs of Bushton, Kan., Connie Simons, Diane Uray, Pam Riedel and Sondra Newton, all of Fort Scott; and a step-brother, Rodney Allen of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Simons, a brother, Bobby Simons, and a nephew, Gabe Hoover.
The Rev. James D. Tucker will conduct funeral services for Billy Ray Simons at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Billy Ray Simons Memorial Fund and sent to or left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.