Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Paul Thomas Simmons

10/30/1958 - 5/9/2018

BLOOMINGTON ~ Paul Thomas Simmons, 59, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home.
 
He was born October 30, 1958 in Bloomington to James F. and Gladys Nadine (Back) Simmons, Sr.  His parents preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are two sons, Daniel Steinbach of Pekin and Paul T. Simmons, Jr. of Laguna Beach, California; one step-daughter, Brandy Merritt of Weatherford, Texas; one grandson, Hunter A. Steinbach of Pekin; two brothers, James F. Simmons, Jr. of Tremont and Matthew Horton of Guntersville, Alabama; and two sisters, Gaynelle (John) Birky of Minier and Peggy (Jimmie) Flannigan of Tremont.
 
Paul had worked as a carpenter journeyman for over 30 years, retiring in 2012.
 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and cooking.  He loved being around people and watching Steven Segal movies.
 
The Twisted Spoke Saloon will be closed to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 where a celebration of Paul's life will be held.  Family and friends are invited.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society at 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554.

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