OBITUARY

James Douglas Simmons

March 8, 1944April 21, 2021
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James Douglas Simmons, 77 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born March 8, 1944 in San Augustine, TX to Melvin and Dolly Robinson Simmons. James retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Officer in 1991 and then worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier until he retired in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Linda McCord Simmons; children, Lana Sutherland and James D. Simmons, Jr.; brother, Charles (Nancy) Simmons of Buna, TX; brother-in-law, Lester Lott of Vidor and a sister-in-law, Kay Simmons of Buna. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sisters, Lydia (Grady) Vassar, Peggy Lott and a brother, Harold Simmons. James enjoyed gambling in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Tunica, Biloxi, Las Vegas and Laughlin. He loved to play Mississippi Stud and High Card Flush and was generally good at it! He loved watching the Houston Astros, Houston Oilers (back in the day!), Houston Rockets and the Houston Texans. After he retired from the Navy, golfing was his passion and usually golfed most weekdays with the “Badgett group”. Visitation will be 1 PM Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a memorial service to be held 2 PM with Deacon Steve Borowicz officiating. At the conclusion of the memorial service full military honors under the auspices of Victoria Veterans Council will be conducted. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Inez. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Melvin and Dolly Robinson Simmons, Parents (deceased)
  • Linda McCord Simmons, Wife
  • Lana Sutherland, Daughter
  • James D. Simmons, Jr., Son
  • Charles (Nancy) Simmons, Brother
  • Lester Lott, Brother-in-law
  • Kay Simmons, Sister-in-law
  • Lydia (Grady) Vassar, Sister and Brother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Peggy Lott, Sister (deceased)
  • Harold Simmons, Brother (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Military Honors

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Rebecca Cox

April 30, 2021

I was truly my pleasure to take care of Mr. Simmons over the last several years. Whenever I saw his name on our patient list for the day I would always be excited to hear about the adventures him and Linda have been on. He faced his challenges in life with such strength and even humor that it was inspiring to me. Dr. Haeusslein and myself will miss seeing y'all.

Morris Boedeker

April 29, 2021

So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. May God comfort you in this time of loss.

Pamela Mokwa

April 29, 2021

Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Travis and Nancie Mayer

April 29, 2021

Linda and family, please accept out sincere condolences on the loss of James. We know he traveled a long and difficult road, and is no longer hurting. May Gods peace be with you and comfort you

Shana Hall

April 29, 2021

Uncle Jim was always soft spoken and kind to me. My early memories are of a very tall, smiling man. I remember how short he made Aunt Linda look. Even now, I can't say that I ever remember seeing him mad. He will be missed at our family gatherings. I'm glad he's golfing somewhere that the weather will always be perfect for it!

FROM THE FAMILY

Brittany and Ty Wedding
April 24, 2020

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CC Airport-Laughlin bound!
May 20, 2018

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On the road again!
November 1, 2018

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Our usual celebratory drink at CC airport on our way to Biloxi
May 31, 2019

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McCord reunion
April 24, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Brittany and Ty Wedding
April 24, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY

CC Airport-Laughlin bound!
May 20, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

On the road again!
November 1, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

Our usual celebratory drink at CC airport on our way to Biloxi
May 31, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

McCord reunion
April 24, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Biloxi Mississippi
June 1, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

Laughlin here we come!
January 12, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

Cheers!
September 15, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

The good times begin!
September 9, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY

Ray and James
April 17, 2017

Biography

James Douglas Simmons, 77 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born March 8, 1944 in San Augustine, TX to Melvin and Dolly Robinson Simmons. James retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Officer in 1991 and then worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier until he retired in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Linda McCord Simmons; children, Lana Sutherland and James D. Simmons, Jr.; brother, Charles (Nancy) Simmons of Buna, TX; brother-in-law, Lester Lott of Vidor and a sister-in-law, Kay Simmons of Buna. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sisters, Lydia (Grady) Vassar, Peggy Lott and a brother, Harold Simmons.
James enjoyed gambling in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Tunica, Biloxi, Las Vegas and Laughlin. He loved to play Mississippi Stud and High Card Flush and was generally good at it! He loved watching the Houston Astros, Houston Oilers (back in the day!), Houston Rockets and the Houston Texans. After he retired from the Navy, golfing was his passion and usually golfed most weekdays with the “Badgett group”.
Visitation will be 1 PM Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a memorial service to be held 2 PM with Deacon Steve Borowicz officiating. At the conclusion of the memorial service full military honors under the auspices of Victoria Veterans Council will be conducted. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Inez.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.