Houston H. Simmons TULIA - Houston H. Simmons, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in the Kornerstone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the funeral home. Houston was born April 7, 1926, in Cisco to A. H. and Amanda Simmons. He grew up in Cisco and Hamilton. He served in WWII in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his discharge he return to Tulia, where he farmed, then worked for Clifford Duncan Construction, and then worked for the City of Tulia for 38 years. He married Sible Simecek on April 28, 1954, in San Antonio. He was a lifetime member of the Tulia VFW and American Legion and a member of the Top of Texas Chevrolet Car Club of Amarillo. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a daughter, Melinda Waldroop. He is survived by one daughter, Renee Simmons of Tulia; three sons, John Simmons of Lubbock, Bentley Simmons of Tulia and Craig Simmons of Tulia; one brother, Roy Ray Simmons of Hutchinson, Kan.; a sister, Wanda Faye Turner of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2014