Junior Leroy Simmerly

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Junior Leroy Simmerly of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Sunday, Jan. 24, 1932 in Bourbon, Missouri to Jess Walter and Della Edith (Wymer) Simmerly and passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Junior married Eveline Gargus on March 21, 1952 in Leasburg, Missouri. 

Junior started working as a young boy cutting timber with his family. He would later own and operate J.L. Simmerly Sawmill in Bourbon, Missouri for many years.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #81 of Bourbon and served as Road Judge for Crawford County District No. 2.

Junior was a straight forward person and some would say, he was a bit ornery. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting, traveling with Eveline. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess Walter and Della Edith Simmerly; infant son, Garryl Simmerly; and four brothers, Curtis Dale, Robert Eugene, Richard Walter “Dick” and James Elwood Simmerly.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eveline Simmerly of the home; two sons, Earl Simmerly and companion Barb Courtouise of Bourbon, Missouri and Mike and wife Linda Simmerly of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jesse Earl Simmerly of Bourbon, Missouri, Jeffrey Walter Simmerly of Rolla, Missouri, Jennifer Lynn and husband Leeman Davis of Warrenton, Missouri and Janey Beth and husband Greg Campbell of Bourbon, Missouri; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Linda Gargus of Cuba, Missouri and Kathryn Areyan of the State of California; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor John Limberopoulas officiating.

Interment with full military honors followed at the Bourbon Cemetery in Bourbon, Missouri.

Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

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