Norman L. Simmons, 77 of Wapella, IL, passed away peacefully at 9:35 P.M. Monday, June 12, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Celebration of Norman’s life will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Hospital, First Christian Church, or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
Norman was born July 23, 1939 in Lane, IL, the son of Robert and Marie (Cowles) Simmons. He married Sharon Phelps on June 25, 1961, in Clinton, IL. They had two daughters, Janet (Mark Johnson) and Mary Beth (Lora Novak). On February 10, 1990, he married Kelley Fryman in Maui, HI.
Survivors include his wife: Kelley Fryman, Wapella, IL; daughters: Janet and Mary Beth; grandsons: Hunter, Connor, and Kyler, along with numerous adoring nieces and nephews.
“Stormin’ Norman” was a member of the Clinton Country Club for 59 years. He defined the term “avid golfer” with a number of club championships and twelve holes-in-one. Besides golf, he loved his family, a good martini with a blue cheese olive, and breakfast with his golf buddies every Thursday.