Joshua Simmons

Joshua "J.D." SimmonsJoshua D. "JD" Simmons, 13, of rural Browning was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in the Mason District Hospital emergency room in Havana. He drowned in Briney Lake near Sheldons Grove.

He was born Aug. 24, 1989, in Marion, Ind., the son of Howard Dean and Lisa Marie Lisenbee Simmons.

Surviving are his parents of Browning; one sister, Brianna Simmons at home; his grandparents, Jasper and Naomi Lisenbee of Beardstown and Martha Simmons of Marion; and his great-grandmother, Ruth Simmons of Marion.

Services will be held today at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Gary Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Sheldons Grove Cemetery.

He was a student at Rushville Grade School, where he would have been in eighth grade.

He enjoyed looking for snakes and bugs.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/25/2003

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