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Rod S Simmons

February 27, 1947 - July 9, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Rod Stanley Simmons, 72 of Tacoma, WA formerly of Decatur, IL. passed away peacefully on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 8:25am.

Rod was born on February 27, 1947 in Centralia, IL to the late Gerald and Nancy Simmons. He married Annette M. Jacang on August 11, 1973 in Wahiawa, HI and she survives his passing along with their 2 children.

Rod graduated from Decatur MacArthur High School in 1965, after which he joined the U.S Navy and was stationed in Honolulu, HI. Rod enjoyed his sports and coaching his kids and others. Rod also enjoyed rebuilding old classic cars and boats and making them amazing. Some of Rod’s other hobbies were cooking, fishing, his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Annette Simmons of Tacoma, WA for 47years; daughter, Lauren (William) Wall and Son, Roe Simmons. Rod has 3 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren which he loved all so very much; Step- Sister Pamela (Jeff) Luecke, Aunt Shirley Simmons Radom, IL, Cousin Andy (Monica) Simmons; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Nancy Simmons, step-mom Joan Simmons, Grandparents Marion and Ralph Williams, Grandfather Wayne Stewart, step brother Chris Simmons, Uncles William, and Dwight Simmons.

Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be plans for a small ceremony at Rod & Annette’s House 2320 N. Narrows Dr. Tacoma, WA. 98406

There will be another service held in December where Rod will be placed at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI. Actual date TBD.

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