George Crosswaite Simmons Sr.

George SimmonsGeorge Crosswaite Simmons, Sr., 90, of Abilene, formerly of Cisco, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in Abilene.  Funeral Services will be Thursday at 3:00 PM at the I-20 Church of Christ officiated by Dr. Larry Fitzgerald.  Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home.  The family will greet relatives and friends from 1~3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

George was born April 6, 1919, to Duff Green and Viola (Conatser) Simmons  in Spur Texas.

He married Dorothy Larie Thornton February 9, 1941, in Stephenville, Texas.

During World War II, George served in the U. S. Navy as a gunner on a troop transport.  After his discharge from the military, he was employed by Lone Star Gas as a senior special services technician.  He retired after 34 years.  George was a former faithful long-time member of the

Cisco Church of Christ where he served as an Elder.  Upon his move to Abilene, he attended the Oldham Lane Church of Christ.

George was always busy helping others.  He and his wife spent many hours volunteering for Meals on Wheels.  He not only served on the board of the Christmas in May project, he worked in the trenches.  The Lake Cisco Christian Camp was very dear to his heart—much time and resources were given.  George always had a garden—not only a beautiful garden but a bountiful garden which he shared with others.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Abilene; children, Evelyn Muncy and husband, Kenneth, of Tyler, George Simmons, Jr. and wife, Linda, of Gorman, John Harold Simmons and wife, Debbie, of Petrolia and Toni Little and husband, Jimmy, of Abilene; brother. Phil R. Simmons and wife, Georgianne, of Weatherford and sister-in-law, Glendora Simmons of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Lisa & Dwight Yokun, Michael and Stacy Muncy, Ricky and Janie Files, Lori and Larry Womack, Jennifer and Andy Booker, Mark and Jeanette Simmons, Mason Simmons, Dustin and Angeleah Simmons, Russell and Clair Simmons, Randy Little and Sara and Jay Bailey.  Also surviving are 26 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

A grandchild, Ryan Little, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be sent to the Lake Cisco Christian Camp, P. O. Box 629, Cisco, TX  76437.