James Simmons

Obituary of James Simmons

James Allen Simmons, also known as Gypsy James 65 of Winchester passed away early Thursday February 2, 2017 at the Scott County Nursing Center.

He was born July 2, 1951 in Pittsfield the son of James E. and Mary Edna Neff Simmons.

Jim graduated from Winchester High School in 1969. He worked as a private security guard for many years. He had also worked for Jack’s and Farm & Home. Jim was multitalented, he was an accomplished artist, and musician. He loved to ride his motorcycle watch movies, hunt deer, was known for his sword collection and for being the luckiest hunter ever.

Surviving is his father James Simmons of Winchester, sisters Nancy (Emerson) Thornley and Sue Simmons both of Jacksonville, brother John (Kathy) Simmons of Winchester, nieces Amy Williams, Christy Long, Carrie McCurley, and Sarah Thornley, nephews Ethan Thornley, Nick (Katie) Davidson, Joseph Hamilton and Joshua Hamilton and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary and a nephew Chad Heaton.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in the Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 pm Monday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6 until 8 pm.

Memorials can be made to his family or the Scott County Nursing Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com

The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the service.