Hugh Duncan Simmons

September 22, 1962May 29, 2013
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Hugh Duncan Simmons, fondly known as “Bubba”, 50, of Bryan, TX, passed away in Galveston, TX, on May 29, 2013 where he planned to meet his family for a few days at the beach. He was born on September 22, 1962 at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He lived in Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois before moving to College Station, Texas in 1970. He graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1980 and then attended Sam Houston State University. He worked 30 years for the Texas A&M University Computer Services Center. He retired shortly before he lost his battle with cancer

Hugh was very friendly and noted for working well with everyone. He loved TV shows about travel and had visited Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, and most of the states in the US. He was looking forward to trips this summer to California with his former wife and daughters and to Colorado with his sister who loved him dearly. He had many hobbies and interests including tropical fish, computer games, puzzles, astronomy, movies especially science fiction ones, TV cooking shows, and Aggie Football. His main love was being with his daughters Annie and Sami.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Charlie Duncan and Emma Louise Simmons and Haydon W. and Dorthy Dodd McDonnold and his aunt Charlene Walker. He is survived by his beloved daughters Anastasia Lorraine “Annie” and Samantha Beatrix “Sami”, his parents Dick, Sr. and Julie, brother Dick, Jr., sister Elizabeth, uncles and aunts Hugh McDonnold and Frances Thiel, Duncan and Alice Simmons, Don and Nancy Simmons, Douglas and Soghme Simmons, William and Sue Swanson, William Walker and many cousins. He is also survived by his former wife Jackie Burns with whom he kept a close relationship. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, TX.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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John Pease

July 3, 2013

Bubba was a great friend from childhood. Though I moved from College Station after 4th Grade, I still have fond memories of our friendship for over 40 years. My sympathies to the Simmons family.

Babra Kamusinga

June 8, 2013

Hi Jackie, Annie, Samo

I hold you guys close in my heart and thoughts. I know that God is going to give you strength and hope to move forward. much love to you guys

Mary Sue & Phill Hodges

June 5, 2013

Deepest sympathy to Julie, Dick, the children and granddaughters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Mary Sue and Phill

Kathy Flores

June 5, 2013

My heart goes out to you and yours and words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about your son's death. Peace, prayers and blessings.

Jeff Wharton

June 5, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Jeff Wharton

June 5, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to the Simmons family for their loss.

Bob Brooks

June 4, 2013

I worked with Hugh for 30 years. He was a good friend, a good man and a gentle soul. Rest easy my friend.

John Maffei

June 3, 2013

Bubba was a good friend with a kind heart. He always had a smile on his face and loved his friends and family above all else. The world is a little less bright without him.

Dianne Ward

June 3, 2013

Bubba will be so missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with his family.

Paul McDonnold

June 2, 2013

Still hard to believe Bubba has moved on so young, but glad part of him will still be here through his daughters Annie and Sami.