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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

Ronald Gene Simmons

September 26, 1959October 14, 2019
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Mr. Ronald Gene Simmons, age 60, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at the funeral home.

Ronald was born on September 26, 1959 to Arthur Dorvan and Joyce Marie Tobias-Ferguson Simmons in Georgetown, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Waco. He served in the United States Army from 1977-1980. Ronald enjoyed reading, writing (stories and poetry), hiking, collecting classic movies, watching Texas Longhorn Football, and listening to all kinds of music. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, they are very special to him. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Simmons.

Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Jean Simmons; son, Jeremy L. Simmons and wife, Claire of Ennis; brother, William Arthur Simmons of Liberty Hill; sisters Theresa Lynn Tuel of Elgin, Ruby Barnes and husband, Richard of Rockdale.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Simmons.

    Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Jean Simmons; son, Jeremy L. Simmons and wife, Claire of Ennis; brother, William Arthur Simmons of Liberty Hill; sisters Theresa Lynn Tuel of Elgin, Ruby Barnes and husband, Richard of Rockdale.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019

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Billy Simmons

October 16, 2019

Billy Simmons

October 16, 2019

My Brother was a Paratrooper I was so PROUD OF HIM !! And I never told him . The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas with a U.S. Department of Defense requirement to "respond to crisis contingencies anywhere in the world within 18 hours." Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Airborne Division is the U.S. Army's most strategically mobile division.

Billy Simmons

October 16, 2019

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
I must be travelin’ on now
'Cause there’s too many places I’ve yet to see
For if I stay here with you now
Things just couldn’t be the same
'Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird you cannot change

Billy Simmons

October 15, 2019

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