Obituary for Lewis Simmons, Jr.

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Lewis Simmons, Jr.

May 5, 1924 - December 2, 2020


Lewis Simmons, Jr. passed away December 2, 2020. Lew was born in Kokomo, Indiana to Lewis and Belle Simmons, on May 5th, 1924.

He exemplified being a member of the greatest generation. He was drafted into the US Army, at the age of 18, then fought in the European Theatre in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Lew returned stateside after being honorably discharged in 1945, where he served with the Indiana State Police in northern Indiana. After 7 years of service as a trooper, Lew moved to Indianapolis where he was an adjuster with State Farm Insurance.  He later owned a marina in Cape Coral, Florida and was one of the founders of the Cape Coral Christmas Boat Parade.

Lew settled into retirement in Bedford, then Cloverdale ,Indiana. He traveled with the Indy Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2014 with friend, Eric Rossok.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Kay. He is survived by his children, Donna Dalton and Robert Simmons.

Lew will be fondly remembered by the entire Rossok family.

Private graveside services will be held in Kokomo, Indiana.

 

Carl Lucas posted on December 7, 2020

Eric, I’m sorry for your loss. I know how much his friendship meant to you.


Susan Baldwin posted on December 7, 2020

It was our honor and privilege to welcome Lew to the Rossok family. We are forever grateful for your dedication and service in the military and as a State Trooper. One day Eric will join you and you can go on that fishing trip. All our love, Susan & Mike Baldwin


Susan Baldwin posted on December 7, 2020

It was our honor and privilege to welcome Lew to the Rossok family. We are forever grateful for your dedication and service in the military and as a State Trooper. One day Eric will join you and you can go on that fishing trip. All our love, Susan & Mike Baldwin


dudley taylor posted on December 7, 2020

Thank you for serving our great nation Lew. Rest In Peace.


 


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