November 10, 1933 ~ September 26, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Kenneth Emory Simmons, age 87, of Glasgow, KY passed from this earth to his heavenly home on September 26th, 2021. He was born on November 10th, 1933, to the late James E. Simmons and Beatrice Barbour Simmons. Kenneth graduated from Temple Hill High School and soon after joined the U.S. Army, and during his service was stationed at Fort Knox, KY and Fort Bragg, NC. He was a staff sergeant and became a paratrooper in the 82nd. division. After serving 3 years, he returned home and bought his first farm. Kenneth loved God, his family and farming. He was well known as one of the best tobacco farmers in Barren County and prided himself in raising impressive tobacco, corn crops and his dairy cattle. Hoeing out tobacco, plowing a field or putting up hay, He enjoyed working outside. Kenneth also loved to go fishing after church Sunday afternoons with his kids and grandkids.
Kenneth was a member of Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church where he served as song leader, Sunday school teacher and lifelong Deacon. He served his community by chairing the Barren County Board of Education during the 1970’s when the 4 separate high schools were merged together into Barren County High School.
He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Rose Maxey Simmons of Glasgow, 3 sons: Jeff Simmons (Debi) of Glasgow, Randy Simmons (Susan) of Glasgow, Tommy Simmons (Tara) of Murfreesboro, TN. 1 daughter: Debbie Reed (Clint) of Lexington, KY; 8 grandchildren: Jenny Pickerel (Brian) and Chad Simmons, both of Glasgow, Jordan Gatewood, and Alyssa Kossick (Ian) both of Lexington, Brooke Smith (Garrett) of Glasgow, and Brie Simmons of Glasgow, Spencer Simmons, and Morgan Simmons both of Murfreesboro, TN.
Surviving great grandchildren include Olivia Grace, Grayson, Lorabeth, Paisley Jane Pickerel all of Glasgow, Anna Rose Simmons and Olivia Grace of Glasgow, Laurel Jane Smith of Glasgow.
Surviving siblings 5 brothers: James Robert Simmons of Ft. Worth TX, Delmer Simmons (Ruth) of Glasgow, Danny Simmons (Nancy) of Glasgow, David Simmons of Glasgow, Tony Simmons (Deborah) of Glasgow, 1 sister: Betty Hopkins (Ewing) of Glasgow.
Kenneth is proceeded in death by his eldest grandson, Chris Simmons of Glasgow. Siblings proceeded in death, 1 sister: Emma Lou Pendygraft of Glasgow, 3 brothers: Bill Simmons of Glasgow, Roger Simmons of Crestview, FL. Leroy Simmons of Scottsville, KY.
Special care givers: Kristy Grider, Madison Murley Austin, and Jenny Pickerel.
In lieu of flower the family request that donations be made to the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home c/o T.J. Community Mission Foundation 1301 North Race Street Glasgow, KY 42141
Funeral service will be 2:00pm Saturday, October 2nd at the Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Barbour Family Cemetery. DAV Chapter #20 will provide Military Honors. Visitation will Friday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Crow Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10:00am until time for the service at the church.

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  1. To: The Simmons Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May you find peace and comfort.

  2. To: Kenneth & Rose Maxey Simmons Family
    We will miss you SO MUCH my Uncle! I rejoice however knowing that you are once again together in Heaven with your Mom, Dad, Sister, and 3 Brothers. We continue to miss you all every day but find our peace on earth thru the faith and LOVE of Family!

  3. Rose Maxey & family.
    I was saddened to learn of The death of Kenneth.
    Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers!

  4. Rose Maxey & family,
    I was saddened when I learned of Kenneth’s death.
    Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  5. Simmons family, We are so sorry for your loss. Kenneth truly lived by what he believed and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. We will keep everyone in our prayers during this difficult time.

    Barry and Faye Landrum

  6. Temple Hill has lost a wonderful man. He set a high standard in the way he lived every day. The family is in my prayers as you learn to live without his physical presence.

  7. Rose Maxey and
    all of the Simmons Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. I have
    been privileged
    to know Kenneth
    all of my life. Prayers for the family.

  8. To the Simmons family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kenneth was a honest thoughtful wonderful person.

    Doug and Suzanne Lloyd

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