Carl E. Simmons, age 88 – Brookville

Carl E. Simmons, of Brookville, was born on June 16, 1932, in Walton, Kentucky, a son to Leonard and June Phipes Simmons. He served his country in the US Army in the Korean War. Carl married the late Jean (nee Frye) Simmons on September 20, 1952, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a member of the Metamora Church of God. In his spare time, Carl liked to go golfing, read books, and most of all, spend time with his family. On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the age of 88, Carl passed away peacefully at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Those surviving who will cherish Carl’s memory include his children, Sherri Shelley (Bob Hayes) of Laurel, Carol (Gene) Lucas of Blooming Grove, and Mark (Libby) Simmons of Connersville; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife, Jean Simmons; 2 sons, David and Tom Simmons; and 3 brothers, Leonard Jr., Donald, and John Simmons

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home – 929 Main Street, Brookville, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Pastor Wayne Ison will officiate the service and burial will follow immediately after in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the funeral home, online at, or mailed directly, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal condolences or memories please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Carl Simmons.