Jimmie Collins Simmons
Jimmie Collins Simmons was born on December 13, 1949 to James Clifford Simmons and Julia Mae Collins Simmons in Waurika, Oklahoma. He passed from this life December 30, 2020 in Waurika. He attended Waurika Public Schools and graduated in 1968 and attended Murray State College and Cameron University. He married Connie Fuller of Ryan, Oklahoma on August 30, 1969 and they were married 51 years. Jim was a farmer and rancher, inventor of the Striker and the Trak Rat, world class equipment operator and consultant, and devoted family man. His work was recognized when he received the 2019 Texas Project of the Year Award for Huebner Creek Enhanced Conveyance. He took pride in working hard, setting an example for his children and grandchildren and expected perfection in all forms. He was an exceptional story teller with abundant humor and expression, and he entertained his kids and grandkids daily. He enjoyed taking Connie shopping or out to eat, and he loved to host family gatherings as often as we could, often daily. He was a lifetime member of the Waurika Methodist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma and he loved Waurika immensely. He took much pride in renovating the historic brick streets of Waurika and was proud he was from this small town. Survivors include: wife Connie Simmons of Waurika, daughter and son in law, Tara and Doug Gunter of Ryan, daughter and son in law, Christy and Jay Sellers of Waurika, son and daughter in law, Cody and Traci Simmons of Waurika, daughter and son in law, Cheyenne and Clayton Dickerson of Ardmore, brother Bill Simmons of Granbury sister Edna Mae Holden of Enid, and grandkids Tylr Gunter, Gabi Gunter, Gunn Gunter, Liberti Simmons, Jaxton Simmons, Jantzey Simmons, Jayt Simmons, Charly Sellers, Chaney Sellers, and Stony Sellers. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Waurika. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7PM Thursday.