Raymond Lester Simmons, Sr. 74, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born on December 4, 1939 in Sedalia, MO, a son of Raymond L. and Beulah Bechtel Simmons. On December 12, 1970 he was united in marriage to Sherry Estes, who survives of the home.   He is also survived by a son, Raymond L. Simmons, Jr., a daughter, Kim Volk and her husband Lee all of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Trevor, Shelby, Brittany and Brennan; a brother, Robert Simmons and his wife Rita, of Sedalia.   Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Kenneth Simmons and a sister Pat Acherman.    The will be no services.    Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.