Kent Simmons, a longtime resident of Thatcher, entered into eternal life Sunday morning, September 22, 2019, at his residence, with his loving wife of 51 years, Colleen, and their children at his side. Kent was 74. Funeral services for Mr. Simmons will be conducted Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Stake Center by Bishop Jeff Jorgensen of the Thatcher Second Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening, September 27, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Stake Center Relief Society Room.