Henry Leon Simmons

May 6, 1927March 7, 2018

HENRY LEON SIMMONS, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Leon was born in Summerfield, Louisiana on May 6, 1927 to the late Henry Patrick Simmons and Eva Elizabeth Deese. Leon was a graduate of Summerfield High School in 1944. He arrived to Houston, Texas in 1946 and attended Houston Business College. Leon married the love of his life, Verann Parma on November 20, 1949 and celebrated 68 years of marriage. He served two years of duty with the US Army during the Korean War. One April 29, 1954, he fathered his son and only child, Richard Wayne Simmons, who preceded him in death. Leon worked as a financial loan officer for Barclay’s Financial Group for 45 years and later worked for the Chammas Family till the end of his life. Leon frequently enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends throughout Europe and North America. He was also a loyal fan of the Houston Astros, Rockets, Oilers and Texans. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend; Leon is survived by his wife, Verann Simmons, grandson, Taylor Simmons and his wife, Lauren and their daughter Corinne, and grandson Cody Simmons, and numerous friends and extended family members. All Services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079 281-497-2210. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM, with Committal and a light reception immediately following.


  • Michel Chammas
  • Mike Garcia
  • Craig Hosak
  • Howard Konetzke Jr.
  • Howard Konetzke III
  • Micheal Konetzke
  • Gary Parma


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, March 12, 2018

Henry Leon Simmons

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Letty Wang

March 11, 2018

Leon was a great man, husband, father, grandfather and neighbor. Whether he was checking the mail or supervising a yard project, he always took time to stop and say hello and check on my kids and I. He was always genuinely concerned and very kind.
His boys (son and grandsons) and granddaughter were his pride and joy; he always talked about them. He was always very involved with all of them. Most recently, his main concern was his beautiful wife, Verann and how she would cope with everything on her own. He was comforted by knowing that she was always very knowledgeable and independent and that she would have family, friends and neighbors to support her in his absence. He recently said he had a great life as he spoke of all their travels , experiences, but most of all, his family.
He will be missed by all who knew him; a distinguished gentleman of great moral character and immense love for his wife and family.
We will see you again in paradise Mr. Leon!
Your Nextdoor neighbor, Letty Wang