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James William Simonds

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

James William Simonds, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his home.

He was born June 5, 1944, to William and Mary (Jones) Simonds in McAlester, Oklahoma.

James graduated from Wilburton High School. He obtained his cosmetology license from Mr. David’s School of Cosmetology in Flint, Michigan.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

James married Sondra Jean Theis on April 22, 1969, in Gainesville, Texas. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2011.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra Simonds; and baby brother, Johnny Ray Simonds.

Survivors include his son, James Bradley Simonds of Tecumseh; daughter, Amanda Jean Simonds of Tecumseh; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four siblings, Barbara, Carolyn, Carol, and Donald; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Public visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at Cooper Funeral Home. Casket will be closed.

Private family services to be held under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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