Luther Calvin Simmons, age 92, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Medicalodge, Fort Scott. He was born on February 2, 1926 at Turner, Kansas the son of Lester and Ethel Bond Simmons. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for the Wyandotte County Sheriff from 1969 to 1988, retiring as Captain. He was instrumental in the implementation of the 911 dispatch system in Wyandotte Country. He had a love for all of God''s creation. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pleasanton, enjoyed playing steel guitar and genealogy. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mardene. He later married Barbara Holland on January 20, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, James Simmons, five brothers: Charles, Seth, Edgar, Lester, and Luther, four sisters: Earline, Ethel, Maudie and Martha. Luther is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son, Lester Simmons, two daughters; Brenda Miller and Cheryl Peters, four step children: Thomas Long, Daniel Long, Rebecca Crossana and Heather Smith, five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 12 Noon Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel, and from 11 am to service Thursday. The family suggests contributions to Compassionate Ministries, c/o Schneider Funeral Home. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.