Norman D. Simmons, 85, Noblesville, died July 7 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born Sept. 22, 1930 to Lawrence Ray and Vera (Montgomery) Simmons in Agenda, Kan.
Norman had been a laser steel detail cutter for J & L Steel, where he retired in 1981 and then for Westfield Steel for more than 38 years. He proudly served his nation with the U. S. Army Rangers and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he received three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He is survived by his children, Cindy Boane, Deborah Ayer and Barry (Betty) Simmons, siblings Diana (Cliff) Roberts, Lawrence Simmons and Danny (Faye) Simmons, 11 grandchildren, Heather Simmons, Michelle Smith, Erik Simmons, Kya Ayer, T.J. Ayer, Sasha Simmons, Tony Hanni, Allen Simmons, Joshua Simmons, Tiduz Simmons and Altair Simmons, and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Carey Simmons (twin to Barry), sisters Harriet Huber, Maurine Gunn and Dewey Crist, and brothers Deurweent Simmons and Bobby Simmons.