July 18, 1948 - March 26, 2022
Ronald Thomas Simmons, age 73, of Villa Ridge, Illinois formerly of Cairo, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ronald was born in Cairo, Illinois to the late Thomas Simmons and Virginia Sneed Allbritten. He was a proud United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. Upon returning home from Vietnam, Ron met and married the love of his life, Mary Ann Rogers. Together, they built a charming life full of nearly 50 years of love and laughter. Ron formerly owned Mack’s BBQ in Cairo, Illinois, before finding his love of the car business. A natural salesman, Ron was clever, kind, and outgoing. He truly never met a stranger and was known for his loyal following of customers for many years. Ron retired from Morlan Dodge in Sikeston, MO. Those left behind to cherish Ron’s memory include his wife, Mary Ann Simmons of Villa Ridge, IL, and three children, Allen (Fitra) Simmons of Broomfield, CO, Angie Simmons of Mounds, IL, and Bree (Bryan) Hileman of Mounds, IL; five cherished grandchildren, Brandon Simmons, Drake Thomas Hileman (Pa’s Little Buddy), Thalia Simmons, Aiden Simmons and Allen Simmons; and dear family friend, Lonnie Coleson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside inurnment will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Mound City National Cemetery. Family and friends are asked the gather at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to the Member Benefit Fund of the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Crain Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Thomas Simmons, age 73, of Villa Ridge, Illinois formerly of Cairo, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ronald was born in Cairo, Illinois to the late Thomas Simmons and... View Obituary & Service Information
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