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George Simmons

George Reid Simmons

Tuesday, February 19th, 1946 - Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Obituary

George Reid Simmons, 74, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Waxahachie. George was born on February 19, 1946 in Roby Texas to Jeff and Alice (Casey) Simmons.

It’s said that George had his mom wrapped around his finger as he was the baby of 6. Confidently that was repeated throughout his life. He was a friend to all who never met a stranger and always lent a helping hand. He loved hard and fought hard.

After school in Roby George enlisted in the Army and began his 23-year career. He was a brave soldier who served multiple tours in Vietnam. He was awarded many medals and ribbons including the Purple Heart, Bronze Good Conduct Medal-5 loops, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Silver Star Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and many others. After retiring from the Army, he continued his career path with retirements from Texas Department of Corrections and Wackenhut Security.

His leisure activities were fun filled with fishing, motorcycles, and hot rods. He was a funny guy, always had a joke to tell and a story to keep you listening, lots of one liners, a spitfire, stubborn, a little feisty but a whole lot of love which kept us all coming back for more. He looked you in the eye when he spoke to you. He was a nurturer always making sure those around him were cared for. He had a way of making you feel that you were the most important person in the world.

George went by son, brother, uncle, granddaddy, friend and soldier, but to me he was dad. I can’t wait to look into your baby blue eyes, until then know we love you-and that’s a lot! -Madeline.

George was preceded in death by his wife Nelda Simmons, parents Jeff and Alice (Casey) Simmons, brother Len Simmons, sister Bobby Nell (Simmons) Carey, brother Tom Simmons.

He is survived by his sister Virginia (Simmons) Houchins, brother, Ben Simmons, son James Fuqua and wife Gabi, grandchildren Katy, Lucas, Patrick, son Michael Reid White, daughter Madeline Simmons and husband John Webb, and granddaughter Aubrey Grace.

A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:15 P.M. at the Dallas- Ft. Worth National Cemetery with full military honors.
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Service Details

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    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 3:15pm
    When
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 3:15pm
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
    Address
    2000 Mt. Creek Pkwy.
    Dallas, TX
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Clint Davis

Posted at 12:55pm
George and I met at Agape Church in Quinlan many years ago and became fast friends.
We enjoyed one another as if we had been friends since childhood. There were many wonderful times and trips that my wife Lynn and I enjoyed with George and Nelda. George was always one of my happiest of friends and fun to be around. I sure Ben will miss him very much and I know that George loved Madeline and his grand daughter so very much. Madeline if you read this please get in touch with me at clcldavis@verizon.net, I would love to talk with you. The last I spoke to George was about two days before he passed away. I never heard from anyone about his passing but I couldn't get him on the phone so I started investigating. RIP George, I love you brother and I will miss you terribly.

Byron Powell

Posted at 07:14am
I'm going to miss ol' George very (very) much outstanding Gentleman best Capt ever and I enjoyed the opportunity also it was a pleasure working with him.
Capt. Powell
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Don Huffman

Posted at 11:59pm
Special appreciation is offered for the US Army Service of M/Sgt George Simmons for our country. Prayers go up to heaven for comfort for his family and many friends in their loss. May he rest in this his final deployment in heaven with his beloved creator and Lord.
D huffman, Army Vet (Cpt) and DFW Honor Guard member
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The Swindle Family

Posted at 10:56pm
Sending our love and prayers to the Simmons family
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John Barry Hughey

Posted at 03:49pm
George and I were born a week apart and spent several years of our growing up across the street from each other. We played together, along with Ben, most every day during those early years. I knew George as a tough guy on the outside and a soft hearted, good friend on the inside. We talked on the phone several times in the past few years and got to visit at homecoming a few years ago and I always have considered George and Ben as life long friends. May the grace of god be with you all in the days to come. --John Barry Hughey
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