CHRISTOPHER SIMMONS, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Derry, Ireland a son of Mary O Dougherty. He died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Eureka Springs, at the age of 72.
Mr. Simmons was a veteran, having served in the Army. He was a candlemaker for the past 30 years, a member of the Lions Club, and the Civitan Club. He was of the Catholic faith.
On July 6, 1957, he was united in marriage with Billie Jeane Simmons, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one son, Patrick Simmons of Allen, Texas; three daughters, Christy Fournier of Elm Springs, Ark., Jennifer Ratcliff Simmons of Eureka Spring, and Allanah Rodriquez of Bentonville; six grandchildren, Eli Winfree of Jonesboro, Jake Winfree of Pea Ridge, Robbie Rodriquez of Bentonville, Sebastien Fournier of Elm Springs, Megan Simmons of Allen, Texas, and Tyler Simmons of Allen, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Darcy Winfree of Jonesboro; and a host of other family and friends.
Call the family regarding service information. Memorial donations may be made on his behalf to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig s Disease) at the Community First Bank of Eureka Springs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.