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David transcended from this life on February 8, 2018. This beautiful soul was raised in a faith filled home and gave his life to the Lord as a teen. He was a lifelong resident of Weatherford and a Member of Prince Memorial AME Church. He attended Mount Pleasant Colored school until 9th grade. He graduated from the historic I.M. Terrell High School and received his Barber's license from Barber College in Ft. Worth. David met and fell in love with the former Miss Roberta Trishell of Louisiana. They became Husband and Wife at his Mother's home in Weatherford, his Brother Pastor Louis Simmons officiated this Holy Ceremony in July 1962. They brought 7 children into the world. He was a budding entrepreneur and a Jack of all trades. A philanthropist of nourishment, wisdom and humor. He was a proprietor of a barbershop for several years, in addition, he worked as a Custodian at several schools and businesses, ran a shoe-shine stand and was a Chef. David was known for his flavorful meals and his succulent BBQs. He would prepare and give away meals to the known and unknown alike. He also was a well versed prevailer of growing roses and landscaping. He was able to dish out his humorous wit and his keen wisdom on par of dishing out food. He was also ahead of his time with recycling and repurposing. He leaves behind, the troubles of this world; along with his legacy of kindness, wisdom, humor and love!
Preceded in death by: (Father) Fred Simmons, (Daughter)Rhonda Simmons Redmon & (Son) Perry Simmons
He leaves behind: (Wife of 55 years) Roberta Simmons, (Sons)- Nathan Simmons (Wife- Tammy Simmons) & David Noah Simmons, (Daughters)- Dover Blue (Husband - John Blue), Rolanda Simmons Roberts and Jade Simmons. Grandchildren- 15, Great-Granchildren-3.
(Mother) Dover Simmons Lewis, (Brother) Rev. Louis Simmons, (Sister) Valvree 'Val' Kerr & Husband- Lonzo Kerr, (Brother) Ralph Simmons & Wife- Diane Simmons, (Brother) Charles 'Charley' Simmons & Wife- Esther Simmons and (Brother) Carl Fred Simmons, and other numerous Relatives.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel:
Wake- February 18, 2018 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Funeral Services- February 19, 2018 at 11 a.m.
A Poem for David
The steady Beacon
Our Shadow of Lights
Nocturnal Butterfly
Floating from my grasp
Penetrating the atmosphere
Into Heaven's gate.
Now Present at our Master's feet
Leaving us with- the morning dew
Glowing and glistening
A sign from you!
David, God's Beautiful Soul.
We Love you
Published on February 16, 2018
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