OBITUARY

Mr. Stephen Andrew Simmons

September 30, 1964May 1, 2019
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Mr. Stephen Andrew Simmons was born September 30, 1964 in Dallas to parents James E. and Marjorie Simmons and passed away May 1, 2019 at the age of 54. Stephen was a man that enjoyed reading and learning about history, especially Texas history and held a great deal of pride for the state of Texas. He served our country in the United States Navy. Stephen was a family man that loved helping others and had a passion for cooking, grilling and smoking brisket while spending time with grand-kids, family and friends. He was also known to spoil Helena, the love of his life on a regular basis. Stephen was an amazing man who will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him. Stephen is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: his loving wife Helena, son and wife Joseph and Emilee Simmons, daughter and husband Brittany and Rory Sterling, daughter and husband Brandy and Alexander Soto, son James Simmons, grand-children; Jayce Furlow, Leeam Simmons, Elizabeth Simmons, Lola Simmons, Eli Soto and Helena Sterling all of Kemp, sisters; Debbie Sustaire of McAlester, OK, Judy Bates of Dallas and Traci Stockton of Longview, brother and wife Paul and Susan Simmons of Longview, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Memories

Mr. Stephen Andrew Simmons

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Edward Garcia

May 23, 2019

I worked with Steve onboard the USS STERETT. We had great times together as friends and our families, as young as we were, became great friends. I always relied on Steve to fix equipment when times called for desperate measures. Steve was Great with electronics, and he taught me quite a bit.
To Helen and family, we pay our deepest condolences and apologize for just now getting to this. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. Rest In Peace my friend Steve. Please find us on FACEBOOK, my wife and kids would love to get back in touch. Condolences to all. EDWARD and Jean Garcia

Ted Embry

May 22, 2019

Thanks for the memories. My deepest condolences to the Simmons family, keeping you all in our hearts & prayers.

Oswaldo Joubert

May 22, 2019

I was a Sterett shipmate and I send my condolences to the family of FC2 Simmons. He was a very intelligent shipmate who showed great integrity and honor, courage and bravery while serving aboard the USS Sterett cg31. May he rest in peace and may God bless his soul. Thank you for you service to our great country.

Lindsay Burdek

May 21, 2019

Fair winds and following seas shipmate, until we sail again

Jeremy Wood

May 8, 2019

I first met Steve when I came to work in Implant in RFAB. I learned a lot from him and he had a great demeanor about life, work, his family and he was someone you'd look at or talk to and his energetic personality would make you feel better about your own day. He will truly be missed and my deepest condolences to the surviving family. My prayers are with you.

David Stephen

May 8, 2019

I worked with Steve for over 20 years. It was a true pleasure to work with him and I will miss him dearly. I don't remember seeing him have a bad day. I wish I could have spent more time with him over the past year. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Angela McNeese

May 8, 2019

I met Steve for the first time when I was ten years old and he was seventeen. He was the older brother of my best friend, Traci. He put up with a lot from the two of us and he gave it back when we deserved it...and we usually deserved it...but he was always kind and generous. He always had a smile and he always took care of us. I can see through the statements of the people who knew him in later years that he never changed. He was an amazing man. I will cherish every memory I have of him. Steve, you are missed and loved.

Rory Chen

May 8, 2019

My English may not good as well.
I can’t describe my mood well.
I know Stephen last year,when he came to Taichung to work.
I’m his assistant in the time ,I was really new guy
I also ask him a lot of questions .He always try to explain to me in easy way.
He was patience,even the question I already asked before.
We talk our family life. His son in law have same name as me. He wife helen will come to Taiwan ,his son will go to Alaska.
What is the life when he served in Navy.
We guys went to baseball game,fishing last year.
He said if I’m going to Texas.He will invite me to his house and BBQ for me.
He is really good at BBQ
Last month he work in Tainan
I was so happy to see him,but we didn’t work together.
Just when I was about to invite him to have dinner .He go back to USA
I thought there is a lot of chance next time when he come to Taiwan.
I can’t describe how sad I feel when I heard this.
But you will always in my heart
I’ll remember those happy time we had.
Rest in peace

pat hand

May 8, 2019

I had the great honor to work for many years on countless issues with Steve. His work ethics and integrity were of the highest order. Steve always seem to be upbeat and shared his enthusiasm for family, life, and profession.
Speaking proudly of his Helen and kids. I felt, I knew the kids and their life’s happenings.

I will carry Steve with me for all my days.
Gods speed brother!

Victoria Chen

May 7, 2019

I remember the last time I talked to you in February, when I was shouting at my children, your voice was full of positive energy, and I was in a period of very low life; there are so many words I want to tell you.
It doesn't matter, We will be a friend in my next life. Thank you for giving me a good memory.

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