Mr. Simmons peacefully passed away at a Veteran's Administration Health Care Facility in North Hills, CA.
Funeral Service is Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 11:00 AM in "Memory Chapel" at the Mortuary. Viewing is One Hour Prior to the service, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Burial Services will immediately follow service at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Please feel free to contact our office at any time for information.
O’ Gracious Lord, you called your beloved servant home to be with You because You loved him best on the morning of Thursday, June 26, 2014.
On December 7, 1930, Roy Simmons, Jr. was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the first child born to the union of Roy and Georgiana Simmons. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at an early age in Port Arthur, where he also received his formal education.
During the early 1950’s, Roy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country proudly during the Vietnam and Korean Conflicts. He retired in 1972 after twenty-two years of serving his country with honor.
While in the Marine Corps, Roy was stationed in Oceanside, California. He eventually moved to San Diego, California, where he united with New Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorage of the late Reverend LaSalle Jones. There, he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Sunday School Teacher, BTU (Bible Training Union) Teacher, Chairman of the Brotherhood Ministry and a member of the Trustee Board. Roy later moved his membership to Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Julius R. Bennett. Roy was also a long time member of the Masonic Lodge.
After retirement, Roy took great enjoyment working in his yard and playing with his dog, Tramp. If you couldn’t catch Roy at home, you would probably catch him at a casino. He was an avid reader of all types of literature, especially the Bible. Many would say Roy was a walking encyclopedia. He also enjoyed sketching.
Our Heavenly Father saw his child, Roy Simmons, Jr. and whispered, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I’ve prepared a place for you, so come and take your rest”. Out of obedience, Roy Jr. went to sleep. All Praises be to God that Roy Jr. is only asleep, for we who are true believers in God shall see him again.
Roy Jr. leaves to cherish his memory his children, sisters, brother, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.