Randall "Randy" Simmons
Funeral Date: 2/21/2015

Obituary:
Randall Clyde “Randy” Simmons, age 62, of Gurnee, Illinois died Friday, February 13, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Illinois. He was born April 17, 1952 in Warren, Arkansas, a son of the late Harry Leslie Simmons and Carrie Sue Hamaker Simmons. He received his education in the Pine Bluff and Banks Public School Systems and held an MBA from Bristol University and BA from Columbia College. Randy was a decorated Chief Warrant Officer with 24 years of service in the United States Army specializing in personnel. He also retired from Northeastern Illinois University where he worked in the personnel and information technology departments. Randy’s world revolved around his family and friends and he was also a devoted veteran. He loved to make people laugh. Randy enjoyed hunting, golf, Cubs games, camping in his RV with Terrie, traveling, restoring his 1984 Corvette with his best friends Mike & Cathie, riding his motorcycle, skiing, and scuba diving. He volunteered for many years at Illinois Beach State Park. He was a past president of the Gurnee Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Terrie Nolan Simmons, whom he married on July 30, 1976 in Banks, Arkansas; 2 daughters Katrina Leight and spouse Mark, Lake in the Hills, Illinois and Cynthia Simmons, Salem, Wisconsin; a brother Ralph Simmons, Banks, Arkansas; 2 sisters Brenda Jones and spouse Ronnie, Watson Chapel, Arkansas and Tina McClain and spouse David, Warren, Arkansas; 4 grandchildren Sierra Simmons, Summer Leight, Nicholas Leight, Jr. and Rydr Simmons. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leslie Wayne Simmons. Funeral services were 1:30PM Saturday, February 21st at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Tony Rinehart, Terry Ederington and Johnny Nolan officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Brianna Jones and Rev. Tony Rinehart were soloist. Burial with Military Honors was in Pigeon Hill Cemetery near Moro Bay, Arkansas by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were member of U.S. Army Honors Team. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Nolen, Rickey Nolan, Adam Nolan, Chris Jones, Corey McClain, Michael Costello, Ronnie Jones and Terry Ederington. Memorials preferred to the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) or the American Heart Association.

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Name: David Varda
Message: Terrie and family, My heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of Randy. My prayers are with you at this time. May he rest in peace. God bless, David Varda

Name: Darlene/Dick Bell
Message: Terrie & girls please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy is watching over you as always. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by many.

Name: Michael Jacoby
Message: Terrie, we are devastated by this loss to you, your family and your ASBO family. Randy was such a good husband, father and friend. May you feel the love from us all as we mourn with you.

Name: Nicole Lee
Message: So sorry to hear this. Your family is in my prayers.

Name: Holly Wallace
Message: Terrie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Debbie Kloss
Message: Terrie, You and Randy have put forth much effort in helping me with the Host Program at Illinois Beach and for that I am eternally thankful. Randy touched everyone who knew him and it was my great pleasure to have known him.

Name: Debbie Henry
Message: Tina and Ralph so sorry for your loss prayers for the family

Name: Mary Ann Brown
Message: Terrie: Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband.

Name: Joey Montano
Message: Terrie, on behalf of New Mexico ASBO and myself we send our deepest sympathy and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

Name: Philip & Linda Cathey
Message: so sorry for your loss.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: Terrie and family I am so sorry . Your family is in our prayers

Name: Brenda Burkett
Message: Randy was such a great man, and I felt very fortunate to have his support and friendship. May he rest in peace, and may your memories of him bring a smile to your face in the difficult days ahead.

Name: Carol Broos
Message: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go to you and your family. He will be so missed,

Name: Ann Williams
Message: Terri, My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. The world will continue to be blessed by his presence as his spirit lives on within you. I pray that the memories of your life together comfort you now and always. Sincerely, Ann C. Williams

Name: Mike/Hillarie Siena
Message: Terrie, Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: James Wright
Message: Terri, So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: Dear family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. Bobby and Kathy Hall

Name: Rick & Deb Schulenburg
Message: We wanted you to know you were being thought of in this difficult time.

Name: Gary Adams
Message: I served in the Army with Randy. Good soldier and a good friend.

Name: Lyn and Janie Grice
Message: Prayers for the family. The worlds loss is heavens gain. Our hearts go out for our young friend and his family losing him so young.

Name: Jamie Hughes Free
Message: Terrie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.