In Memory

George Simmons

George Simmons

From Amarillo Globe news, March 22, 2012 via Linda Belmont Vermillion


George Henry Simmons, 68, of Canyon died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

George was born on Dec. 14, 1943, in Pampa to Johnnie and Leola Ervin Simmons. After graduating from Pampa High School in 1962, he attended Cook County Junior College and WTAMU. He proudly served his country in the Texas National Guard from 1965 to 1971, during the Vietnam War.

He began working for the First National Bank of Pampa and continued his banking career as a state bank examiner with the Texas Department of Banking. He retired from the Brazos River Water Authority in Round Rock.

George was known for his quick wit and humor. He was a very kind and gentle man who loved fishing, baseball, college football and mostly, love of family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Simmons.

Survivors include two sisters, Glenda Simmons Abston and husband Don of Amarillo and Sharon Simmons Miles and husband Mike of Wheeler; a brother, Charles Simmons and wife Gail of San Angelo; 10 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a great-great-niece.

The family suggests memorials be to your favorite charity.

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07/04/14 05:52 PM #1    

Charles "Robby" Robison

I miss my pardner very much.  Robby

07/05/14 07:20 PM #2    

(Butch) Clay Crossland

I was very fond of my relationship with George.  First, he was an excellent pass receiver,  funny as he'll, he knew every song by heart and had a good voice.  My most fond memory of George was riding around in his, I think '54 Ford, with the words stenciled on the rear glass " Miller's Cave".  We drank many Miller Beers in that Ford and had some great times.  George was also responsible for me moving to Basalt, Colorado.  He invited me to go on a fishing trip to visit Max Patton in Basalt back in 1972.  I feel in love with the area and moved to Basalt 4 months later.  The rest is history.

Here is to a great guy and good friend.


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