Charles W. Simmons, Sr.January 12, 1945 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 76)
Charles W. Simmons, Sr., age 76, of Fairmont City, IL, born on January 12, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021 surrounded by his family at his residence.
Charles was a 23-year member of the Fairmont City Police Department, Fairmont City, IL. He enjoyed family time and especially spending time with his grandchildren in his later years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Valeria Simmons; and a son in infancy, Brian Simmons; and his parents, William and Jean Wetzel, Simmons.
Charles is survived by his wife, Elvera V. Simmons, nee Cisneros; his children, Charles W. “Chuck” (Tina) Simmons, Jr., of Fairmont City, IL, John R. (Meah) Simmons of Glen Carbon, IL, and Amanda M. (Danny) Rafalowski of Fairmont City, IL; 5 grandchildren, Makonnen Simmons, Maddox Simmons, Alexis Rafalowski, Abagail Rafalowski, and Charles W. Simmons, III. Charles is also survived by the Gomez Family, whom he thought of as his own.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Fairmont City Police Department Charitable Foundation, 2568 North 41st St., Fairmont City, IL 62201.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL.
At the conclusion of the visitation, a Fairmont City Police Department walk through will take place, followed by a funeral service.
Fairmont City Police Department Charitable Foundation
2568 North 41st St., Fairmont City IL 62201