Photo courtesy of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home - Heavener

Stephen Mark Simmons

Jan 1, 1954 - Feb 24, 2021

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Praying for the family. He will be missed. Love you guys very much.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I'm so sorry to hear about Mark, Kathy. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones today and always. Love you Kathy

Praying your family will find comfort through this time. Mark was an old friend and will be missed.

Watching the beautiful video of Mark, it is truly a tribute to the man he was. I saw the Mark I knew from days past on family visits and saw the man that Mark grew into being. One full of God's love and the undeniable love he had for his family. I pray that Mark's family and friends find their comfort and strength in God during this difficult time. Rest in peace Cuz.

In loving memory of a wonderful friend. I will love you and miss you always. See you later Mark

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So sorry for your loss prayers be with the family


Stephen's Obituary

Stephen Mark Simmons of Poteau, Oklahoma (formerly of Heavener, Oklahoma) was born January 1, 1954 in Poteau, Oklahoma to James and Kathleen (Hornbuckle) Simmons and passed away on February 24, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 67.


He is survived by:


One daughter:

Erica Vanhook of Poteau, Oklahoma


Two sons:

Bradley Simmons of Poteau, Oklahoma

Josh Bottoms of Heavener, Oklahoma



Kathy Forehand of Heavener, Oklahoma


Two brothers:

Gary Ollie and wife Kay of Poteau, Oklahoma

Jimmy Simmons and wife Sharon of Poteau, Oklahoma


The mother of his children:

Patty Simmons


Five grandchildren:

Jackson Simmons, Henry Simmons, Lincoln Simmons, Legend Vanhook, and Madeleine Vanhook


Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends whom loved him very much


He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Kathleen Simmons; and a son, Stephen Simmons.


Mark was a longtime resident of the area and a heavy equipment operator in construction. He was a 1972 graduate of Heavener High School and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family and friends.  Mark will be missed by all who loved and knew him.


Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Mr. Jimmy Goodnight and Brother Frankie Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.


Pallbearers will be: David Ollie, Bryan Ollie, Shane Simmons, Cody Terry, Bruiser Forehand, and Bradley Simmons.


Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday; Noon until 6 p.m., Sunday; and 9:00 a.m. until service time, Monday at the funeral home.


The family will visit with friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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