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Don L. Kimmons

d. June 9, 2023

Don L. Kimmons, age 88, of Athens, died on Friday, June 9, 2023 at his residence.

He was born in Vincennes, Indiana on February 24, 1935, the son of Ruth Wolverton and Eldon Kimmons.  He married Sharon Scehnet in Decatur on April 5, 1958.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for five years and the Illinois Air National Guard from 1961 until his retirement in January, 1990.  He was a temporary employee for the Circuit Breaker Division of the Illinois Department of Revenue, working several months a year from 1991 through 2010.  He was a member of the Athens Christian Church and American Legion Post 129.

Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Kimberly Sue Kimmons (1959); brothers, Neal Kimmons, Jack Kimmons, and Gene Kimmons; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Donald Kevin (wife Bernice) Kimmons of Pleasant Plains; daughter, Susan (husband George) Nielsen of Springfield; grandson, Greg (wife Crystal) Kimmons of Pleasant Plains; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Taylor Kimmons of Pleasant Plains; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private graveside services will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Athens Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at



  1. My prayer and sympathies for the family. I remember this man, who seemed to smile on a regular basis. He sure had a great laugh!

  2. My condolences to Sharon, Kevin, Susan, and their amily. Don was a special man. He always had a smile and he made me feel better after we had a chat. He brought out the best in people. He just made you feel.good. Rest in peace my friend. You fought a good fight.

  3. Sending a lot of prayers and love to Sharon and her family, I have the fondest memories of don that I will cherish and hold dearly!

  4. Sharon and family,
    So very sorry to hear this news. Donnie was always smiling and ready with a chuckle. Tom always spoke highly of him and considered him a friend.
    I know he will be missed by all.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I remember watching the children when I lived on the corner of Jefferson and Mill. Our prayers are with your family.

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of this great man. He was always so nice. A true Christian for sure. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. So sorry for your loss I’m sure he’s up there with Dad and Uncle Neil and Uncle Jack and the rest of the family now and May he rest in peace if there’s anything I can do or assist with let me know we won’t be able to make it there because I’m headed out of town if you all need anything don’t hesitate to let me know and God bless you and the family

  8. I was so shocked to see this today, but I know that when he arrived at the pearly gates he had his parents and all the brothers were there to welcome him home,! I can’t make it there but I know exactly how and what you are feeling,Gene will be gone 4yrs on 18th this month, I will give you some time and then I will reach out to you to talk, my prayers 🙏🙏🙏 are with you and your family at this time ❤️ If you need anything please let me know 🙏

  9. never new a nicer man uncle, so nice he was !

  10. Aunt Sharon, Susie and Kevin,

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. I was shocked when i saw this. Don was such a kind person to be around and always made us feel welcome! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


    Robert and Subrina Mickle

  11. I am so sorry for your loss of this good, kind man. You are in my prayers.

    Susan (Moss) Full

  12. Sharon I am saddened to hear of the passing of your Beloved Husband Don. Abby and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers…

  13. My prayers for you and your family, Sharon. I loved that smile and his warm greeting each time we met. He is certainly at peace and no longer in pain with God in heaven.

  14. Sharon Sorry to hear about Don. We liked hanging out with you and Don at the races. We always had fun. Those were the good times. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. R.I.P. Don.

  15. Dear Susan, George, and family. May the LORD God Almighty be your front and rear guard during this season and beyond. YAHWEH the Faithful One surround and fill you all with comfort and grace. Blessings from all for Springfield Round Table.

  16. Our hearts go out to you Susan, and George, and to your family. May you all receive comfort and feel the LORD’s presence as you walk through this time.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss, Sharon and family. We go back a long long way with myself and my parents. Don was one of the nicest guys i ever knew. I will miss him and i will pray for you all.

  18. Don and family, so sorry for your loss. May your memories be strong!

  19. (Cotton picker) Air Guard nick name everyone had one. He was a good guy never saw him upset! Enjoy working on his F-4 jet. One of the Christian men 24 /7. May God bless your family

  20. Dear Sharon and Family,
    You and Don were great neighbors with Jim and me for many years. I have such good memories of our friendship. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.

  21. Dear Sharon and family,
    So sorry for the loss of Don. We were such good neighbors when we were young. I hold good memories of our visits and talks. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.

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