Eric Simmonds, age 55, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, August 2, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Funeral services for 55 year-old Eric Simmonds will be Thursday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m., in Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, August 5, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Eric was born February 6, 1960, to Sherman and Helen (nee Miller) Simmonds at St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, IL.
He was a very hard worker and never met a stranger. He drove a stock car at Highland Speedway for several years and liked to camp and watch NASCAR.
Eric raised sheep the last few years. He was also the owner of Simmonds landscaping.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Simmonds, Pocahontas, IL; son, Matthew Simmonds, Murfreesboro, TN; stepsons, Scott (Emily Renschen) Timmermann, Chris (Candice) Timmermann, Curtis Timmermann; stepdaughters, Gena Timmermann and Jessica Pacatte; grandson, Landon; brothers, Roger (Vicky) Simmonds, Pocahontas, IL, Paul (Yvonne) Simmonds, Greenville, IL, and Alan (Susan) Simmonds, Pocahontas, IL; aunt, Norma Faye Miller; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Helen Simmonds.