The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 26, 2014

Robert D. Simmons

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Robert Darren Simmons, age 55, of Webb City, Mo., passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin.

Robert was born March 8, 1959, to Roger Simmons and JoAnn Stafford Simmons McCreedy in Joplin, Mo., After graduating high school, he got married and moved to Shawnee, Okla., where he lived for almost 20 years. Robert then moved back to the Joplin area and has lived here ever since.

Robert worked for Autozone until retiring due to health.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn McCreedy and husband, Doug, of Duenweg, Mo.; daughter, Gina Simmons, of Shawnee, Okla.; brothers, Terry Philliber and wife, Beverly, of Carl Junction, Mo., Mike Dale and wife, Lorri, of Carterville, Mo.; sisters, Vickie DeGraff, of Naperville, Ill., Diane Reynolds and husband, Steve, of Duquesne, Mo., Connie McGuire; one uncle, Ricky Simmons, of Florida; one aunt, Patty; three grandchildren; plus many nieces and nephews that will greatly miss him. He is preceded in death by his father, Roger Simmons, as well as several aunts and uncles.

Services are planned for Friday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. Burial will follow at Osborne Memorial cemetery in Joplin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the mortuary.

Services are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Online condolences may be made at

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