Roger Simmons, 80 of Honey Gove, Texas, died Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 22 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove with Terry Cunnindham officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.
Roger was born January 13, 1940 to Jesse Joe Simmons and Esther Rogers Simmons in Honey Grove.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, a police officer in Arizona and a carpenter. He worked for Furrs Planning and Energy Department and was a contractor who owned Simmons Construction. Later in life, he became a pastor and served in that role at Central Christian Church of Childress.
Roger volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Lubbock, delivered for Childress Meals on Wheels, served on the Childress CASA Board and was a member of the Childress Ministerial Alliance. He loved to travel and visit museums, to spend time in the outdoors and nature and with family and he loved a good steak.
He was a father, husband, grandfather and a friend to many.
He was preceded in deaths by his parents, a son Raymond Wayne Simmons, a sister Alvelynne Evans and two brothers, Buck Simmons and Curtis Simmons.
Survivors include his wife Frances Marie Simmons of Childress; a son Jesse Leon Simmons of Stillwater, Okla.; stepchildren Brett Henderson and wife Catherine of Madrid, Spain, Stephanie Leatherwood of Childress and Tresa Sims of Childress; a sister-in-law Beulah Simmons of Honey Grove; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.