C.L. Simmons, Jr., 87, of Nederland, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013. He was born on May 6, 1926, to Lou Lee Perkins Simmons and Clarence L. Simmons, Sr. C.L. was a Army Air Force veteran and retired as an operator with Texaco, following forty-one years of service. He was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Simmons; sons, Paul Simmons and his wife, Judy, of Hattisburg, Mississippi, and Mark Simmons and his wife, Jimmie, of Orange County; grandchildren, Ellie Simmons, Brandon Simmons, Jermey Simmons, Sherry Stout, Jason Simmons, and Dana Simmons; great-grandchildren, Heather Stout, Lauren Stout, Kailyn Simmons, Kairi Simmons, Ashton Shultz, Malaki Broome Simmons, and Alyssa Simmons; sister, Jerry Presley: nieces, Donna Watts and Lisa Smith; great-nephew, Justin Kisner; and great-niece, Brandi Watts. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Kent Alan Simmons; and brothers, Leo Simmons, and Jimmy Simmons. A gathering of Mr. Simmons' family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013, at Broussard's, 505 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3324 Park Drive, Nederland, with interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 20, 2013