September 3, 1930 - February 3, 2014
J.D. Simmons, of Aledo, Texas passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. J.D. was born on September 3, 1930 to the late J.D. and Annie Simmons of Gonzales, Texas. He had 13 years of service in the Army National Guard Artillery Division, rank of First Lieutenant. He also had multiple careers with AT&T Telephone Company, American Manufacturing and a bus driver for the Aledo Independent School District. He always had a song in his heart. On 9/11, the day of the New York twin towers bombing, J.D. while making bus rounds picking up his kids to take to school, started singing *God Bless America.* The kids joined in singing all the way to school. For days afterwards as the kids got on the bus, they would ask if they could sing again. They did, all the way to school.
J.D. is survived by Carolyn Harrill Simmons, wife of 58 years; son Gregory Simmons of Benbrook; daughters Gaylia Simmons Hammond of Arlington, Jenny Simmons of Fort Worth; Grandsons Jeff Bishop of Aledo, Stephen Hammond and wife Liza Rodriguez Hammond of Fort Worth; Granddaughter Katy Hammond attending Texas A&M in College Station; Sister Leona Garner of Waco; Brother Walter Simmons and wife Shirley Simmons of Gonzales; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will cherish his memories and many talents.
Memorial service will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Parker County Cowboy Church in Aledo, Texas.
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