Allen Simmons age 60, 4004 West 400 North Portland passed away Saturday afternoon in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. He was born in Portland May 17, 1957 the son of Carl and Helen (McGahey) Simmons. He was married June 1, 2002 to Diane Butcher who survives. He had worked for FCC in Portland and Strick in Monroe. He was a 1975 Portland High School graduate.
Surviving are his wife Diane, two daughters Jamie Heaps of Portland and Tabethia Wasson (husband Jeremy) of Redkey, Four step-daughters Sara Shreeve of Geneva, Tara Kalig (husband Khris) of Portland, Laura McFarland (husband Ryan) of Bryant and Martha Doss (husband Levi) of Ridgeville, two brothers Larry Bryan of Michigan and Jan Simmons of Portland, three sisters Jackie Brown (husband Dick) of Portland, Judy Sanders (husband Junior) of Portland and Pam Jacks of Portland, Twenty one grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Van Cise presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society.