Jeffrey William Simmons from Lee’s Summit, MO passed away May 28, 2021 at the age of 49.
Jeff was born on August 20, 1971 in Windsor, MO. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1989 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from UMKC, afterward pursuing a long career in sales.
Jeff is survived by his parents, Jim Simmons and Mary Ann Simmons; his three sisters, Janann Cook and her husband Chris, Jordan Glynn and her husband Travis, Jenna Oldham and her husband Zach; and his eight nieces and nephews, Alexis Saforek, Madison Cook, Landon Cook, Elli Potter, Michael Potter, Cole Potter, Tyler Oldham, and Izzy Oldham.
He will be forever remembered by not just his family, but by the many close friends he made throughout his life.
Jeff had a smile that could light up a room. He was outgoing and fun-loving, and relished spending time with his family and friends.
To say Jeff loved sports, music, and animals would be an understatement. Those were his lifelong passions. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Jeff knew he was always looking forward to the next sporting event or concert he could attend.
Jeff was loved by many people (and lots of dogs, too!). He will be deeply missed by all.
A funeral service is scheduled for 12:00 on June 26, 2021 with a visitation starting at 11:00 at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church.
The family asks that those attending the service honor Jeff by wearing something that reminds you of him. Keep it informal and fun: It could be a sports hat or jersey (Chiefs, Royals, Jayhawks, Cornhuskers!), a concert t-shirt, or even a certain color—and jeans and shorts are completely appropriate. It’s important to the family that we celebrate Jeff’s life the way he would want to be remembered.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jeff’s name to Wayside Waifs at 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137