Terry Lynn “Tar Baby” Simmons, age 60 of Collins, MO passed away on Tues, April 9, 2019 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO after a short illness surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Vernon County, Nevada, MO to Earl Harold Simmons and Naomi June “Sug” Simmons on May 24, 1958. He worked as a concrete finisher and musician.
Terry married Jeanie Hopkins on May 27, 2006. They made their home in Collins, MO. Terry enjoyed playing softball and was an avid fisherman and hunter. His favorite time of the year was turkey and deer season. He loved fish-fry’s, hunting mushrooms, gardening (salsa) and horseback riding, especially his horse, Cowboy. He had a passion for music. Since the 1970’s he had played with many different bands and genres. Most bands consisted of close friends or family. Terry loved watching his kids play sports. Most of all, he loved watching his grandkids play ball, taking them hunting , trips to the creek, and playing guitar and signing with them.
The most important thing to Terry was family. He loved his wife, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Terry was a loving husband, father, and Grandpa. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving him in death is his wife Jeanie of the home, two sons, Waylon Simmons and wife Cindy of Layton, Utah, Randy Simmons and wife, Mandy of El Dorado Springs, MO; two daughters, Ashley Todd, and husband, Tony of El Dorado Springs, MO, Kimberly Dill and husband, Jamie of Clever, MO; eight grandchildren, Byron, Parker, Breklyn, Tristyn, Ryder, Jaxen, Kole, and Alex; two brothers, Harold Ray Simmons and wife, Traci, Ronnie Simmons and wife, Sherri; two sisters, Connie Esry and husband, Kent and Carla Luther and husband, Bill and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.