Guy Michael “Free Bird” Simmons, 56, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 9:03 a.m. at his home in Gary, Indiana.
Guy is survived by his wife April Simmons of Gary, Indiana, his mother Bonnie Kerley of Vienna, children; Michelle Simmons of Austin, Texas, Edward (Monique) O’Rourke of Hammond, Indiana, Miketa (Brian) Warren of Vienna, Rock Jordan of Gary, Indiana, Guy (Jamie) Simmons of Buncombe, Timothy O’Rourke of Hammond, Indiana, Angel (Jason) Newman of Robinson, Della (Matt) Naese of Buncombe and Angela (Troy) Kerley of Simpson, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Cathy (Don) Novakovich of Crown Pointe, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Guy B. Simmons and a brother, John “Ricky” Simmons.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, January 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Carrier Mills Tabernacle Church, Pastor Gary Simmons will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 at Carrier Mills Tabernacle Church.
Burial will be in the Simmons Family Cemetery, east of Ozark. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post No. 5222 and the Illinois National Guard burial honors detail.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.