Leo Lavaughn Simonds, age 87, Joplin, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Joplin Gardens in Joplin, Missouri.
Leo was born June 17, 1933 in Madill, Oklahoma to the late John Simonds and Mary Ann (Ragsdale) Simonds. Leo worked as an operator for Farmers Chemical and retired in 1989 after 33 years of service. During his time at Farmers Chemical, he was also the President for the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. Leo loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his three sons, Larry Simonds, Gary Simonds and Bruce Simonds.
Leo is survived by his seven grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Brice, Kelley, Gary, Zack and Lucas; eleven great grandchildren; several extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Missouri. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Parker Mortuary.