Charles Stanley Simmons
February 26, 1949 – January 13, 2020
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Stanley “Stan” Simmons. Stan passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the age of 70 in Houston, TX. Stan was born February 26, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA to Charles and Jewel Simmons. As a child, he had a love for sports, particularly football and basketball, both of which he played exceptionally well while attending South Pasadena High School. After graduation, Stan relocated to Texas where he attended East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M University-Commerce, earning his Bachelor’s degree. His professional career led him to Gray’s Wholesale Tire Distributors, where he worked in excess of 30 years, establishing many lifelong friendships along the way. As an adult, God led Stan to Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, where he met his best friend and forever partner, Janet, whom he married on September 7, 1991. He was dedicated to serving the Lord and loving his family. Stan served as an elder of the church and was very active within the church. Stan is preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Charles George Simmons and Jewel Tessy Simmons His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his loving wife, Janet Altvater Simmons, son Ben Simmons and his wife Crystal,; son Ahren Simmons and his wife Alicia; daughter, Jennifer Bergoine and her husband Andrew; daughter Kristin Malejan and her husband Brian; sister, Charlotte Simmons. Stan was a proud grandfather to Paige Murillo and her husband Frank, Hank Simmons, Matthew Simmons, Zachary Simmons, Jacob Simmons, Sharon Simmons, Russell Simmons, Diana Simmons, Jewel Simmons, Grady Bergoine, Garrett Bergoine, and Elisabeth Malejan. He was a great grandfather to Minnie Murillo and Lilliana Murillo. Stan was additionally blessed to be loved by many dear friends. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Stan’s name to Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024
- Memorial Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- Reception to follow Service at the Church Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Charles Stanley Simmons
January 20, 2020
Stan was a wonderful friend that gave so much more than he requested. He was a student of life and a great teacher of lessons that he had learned. I'm still in disbelief as to the passing of someone so special. My heartfelt condolences to his entire family.
Character, Integrity, Generosity and Loyalty were all cornerstones of Stan. I am richer for the times we spent together talking over wings and fried pickles, the basketball games we watched at the Summit, the rounds of golf we shared at various courses.
Rest high on that mountain my friend. I hope we meet again!