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Garth Simmons


Garth Simmons, 80, passed away suddenly in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Garth was born in Rural Shade, Texas on November 12, 1937 to R. B. and Lillie Mae (Davis) Simmons. He grew up in a railroad family so they lived in multiple cities in Texas and Missouri but his high school years were spent in Corsicana where he graduated High School in 1955. On March 1, 1958, he married the love of his life Sue Robinson and they made their home in Ennis. Garth began work in Ennis at Ennis Tag that later became Ennis Business Forms for over thirty-nine years as a Customer Service Representative. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ennis, the NRA and the Ennis Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Garth got his first 13 point buck just days before his 80th birthday; this was one of many trophies he had achieved over the 55 years of enjoying the sport with his son and grandsons. He was known around Ennis and the surrounding area as the one to call if you had a question concerning loading ammo. Garth had a quick wit and exuberant personality. His family called him the king of the one-liners. Garth will be missed by all those fortunate enough to get to know him and his memory will be carried on by those closest to him including his high school sweetheart of over 60 years, Sue Simmons; daughter, Dr. Venetia Shafer, DVM; son, Mark Simmons and wife, Julie; grandsons: Cameron Simmons and wife, Megan and Jacob Simmons and great-grandchildren: Kale Simmons and Madelyn Simmons along with a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents R.B. and Lillie Simmons. Visitation will was held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rev. Mitch Chapman officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Cameron Simmons, Jacob Simmons, James Cryer, Larry McCaig, and Charles Newman. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery of Kerens at 1 p.m. under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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