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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Harold Glen Simmons, 79, resident of Tonkawa, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019 at his home. A memorial ceremony was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The Hospice of North Central Oklahoma Chapel, 445 Fairview Avenue, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601. There will be a lunch following the ceremony.

Glen was born on August 31, 1941 to Detroy and Irene Simmons in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Glen worked as a meat cutter for 35 years and in aircraft maintenance for 10 years. Glen loved to fish, hunt and be outside. He was also an avid fan of OU, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Cowboys! You would often find him ready for a game wearing the appropriate team shirt and hat. His humor was amazing and has been passed on to his three children who share his same dry wit. Glen’s greatest love and joy was his wife, Vera. They were married for 55 years at her death in 2015. Glen’s passion for his family and friends was always evident. His home was full of people, laughter, good food, and visiting around a fire pit. Glen and his lovely wife opened their home and their hearts to many over the years. Glen’s giving spirit, wise words and joy will live on in all our hearts forever.

Survivors include his children, Randy Simmons and wife, Patti of Derby, KS; James Simmons and wife, Bonnie of Wichita, KS; and Deanna Nelson of Tonkawa, OK, siblings, Loretta Sawyer-Mugg of Tonkawa, OK; Lavonna Morris of Dibble, OK; Frankie Simmons of Cement, OK; Jerry Simmons of Cement, OK and Ricky Lynn Simmons of Meeker, OK, grandchildren, Damon Simmons of Hugoton, KS; Dante Simmons of Plain-ville, KS; Keaton Simmons of Tonkawa, OK; Bryce Nelson of Cusseta, GA; Josh Nelson of Ft. Lewis, WA; Danielle Bailey of Tonkawa, OK; Corey Blanchett of Dodge City, KS; and Ryan Blanchett of Wichita, KS, and great-grandchildren, Aldric Simmons of Hugoton, KS and Harley Blanchett of Dodge City, KS.

Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Simmons; father, Detroy Simmons, mother, Irene Simmons; brother, Harmon Dee Simmons; and sisters, Euella Latimer, Adell Smith, and Luedella Hulsey.

The family would like to give special thanks to Steve and Tali Barr for all the love and care they gave Glen in the last weeks of his life.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa.