Joseph Clinton “J.C.” Simons, Jr., 79, of Mountain View, passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at his home.
J.C. was born on March 9, 1941, in Benzal, Ark. near Augusta to the late Joseph Clinton Simons, Sr. and Ada (Blundell) Simons.
J.C. was a veteran in the United States Army and was a retired butcher and minister; he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Mountain View and loved playing golf and fishing.
J.C. will be greatly missed by all of his loving family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Shirley (Ward) Simons; two sons, Royce Simons and wife Lee Anne of Mountain View, Dennis Simons and wife Michelle of Mountain View; one daughter, Melissa Redmon and husband Wayne of Russell Springs, Ken.; one step-daughter, Arinda Bowen and husband Barrett of Conway; two sisters, Josie Wood of Augusta and Corky Simons-Sanseverino of Sallisaw, Okla., and eight grandchildren, Brooke Simons, Gregory Simons, Ashley Simons, Brock Simons, Haley Simons, Brooklyn Booth, Landon Booth, and Cody Bowen.
J.C. was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Clinton Simons, Sr. and Ada (Blundell) Simons, and three brothers, Leroy and Johnny Dale Sweetin and Kenny Simons.
A visitation will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church of God in Mountain View.
A memorial service will follow the visitation beginning at 3 p.m. with Brother Wade Moser officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First National Bank of Izard County in Mountain View in loving memory of Joseph Clinton “J.C.” Simons.