Memorial - Roy Simmons, Sr.

Roy Simmons, Sr.Roy, a 1972 SSOP graduate, passed away Sunday. He and his wife, Bridget, live in Amarillo. They had been in Oregon to be with her dad who was sick and were on their way home. They stayed at a hotel in Wyoming on Saturday evening and he had a heart attack and died on Sunday morning.

From Amarillo Globe-News

Roy Simmons Sr., 59, of Amarillo died Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Southwest Church of Christ with Brian Mashburn and Trey Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Amherst Cemetery in Amherst by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Roy was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Amherst to Bob and Freda Simmons. He graduated from Amherst High School in 1966 and attended West Texas State University. He also attended Sunset School of Preaching from 1970-72. On July 15, 1988, he married Bridget Reimers in Littleton, Colo.

Roy was a minister for 15 years in Roswell, N.M., and Corpus Christi. He recently was the director of personnel and training at the Randall County Juvenile Probation Department.

He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ. The two most important things in his life were God and family.

Survivors include his wife, Bridget; his parents, Bob and Freda Simmons of Amarillo; five daughters, Rhonda Brunson and husband Brad of Midland, Anne Sanders and husband Wade of Fort Worth, Sandy Simmons and Amanda Simmons, both of Phoenix, and Stephanie Allee of Amarillo; three sons, Roy Evan Simmons Jr. and wife Jacinda of Abilene and Jeremy Allee and Nicholas Allee, both of Corpus Christi; a sister, Robin McCormick and husband Sam of Montrose, Colo.; a brother, Stan Simmons and wife Lannie of Plainview; four grandchildren, Braden and Hannah Brunson of Midland and Dallas and Lawson Sanders of Fort Worth; and a large extended family that he cherished and adored.

The family suggests memorials be to Scholarship Fund, Youth Center of the High Plains, 9300 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX 79118. This is a program that provides scholarships for youth in the Randall County Juvenile Probation Program.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, March 5, 2008



Roy was a great man of God ... He will be missed.