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William Jack Simons

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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William Jack Simons, age 84, of Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan. He was born March 4, 1924, in Richards, Mo., the son of Alva C. Simons and Jessie A. Proctor Simons. Jack was a graduate of Fort Scott High School. He served during World War II in the United States Air Force as a machine gunner on the B-25 aircraft. He served mostly in the South Pacific.

On Nov. 1, 1945, he married Welcome (Becky) Floyd in Fort Scott. The couple moved to Santa Paula, Calif., in 1949. He managed the Thille Ranches which raised various citrus. The couple returned to Fort Scott in 1977. He joined with his brother, Richard, as self employed carpenters. His hobbies include wood working and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Becky of the home; two sons, Jack Simons Jr. and wife Cheryl, Mound City, Kan., and Clay Simons, Fort Scott; one daughter, Connie Seabolt, Redfield, Kan. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jeanne Davis; a brother, Richard Simons and a sister Louise Payne.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt, Cheney Witt Chapel. Military Honors will be conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials are suggested to the Post No. 1165 V.F.W. and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.