Edgar G. Simmons of Malvern passed away January 14, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Edgar was born to the late C.C. and Myrtle Stokes Simmons in Nashville, Arkansas on March 10, 1928. As a young man Edgar served our great nation as a Petty officer 3rd class in the United States Navy and also served in the US Army. Edgar and his wife, Ruth owned and operated a photography and wedding business that they ran together. Edgar was a dedicated child of God who enjoyed church worship and spreading the word of God as a preacher, associate preacher, and deacon for many years. Edgar was a family man who loved being at home with his family or anywhere with his late wife Ruth. He also enjoyed taking family trips to Branson, fishing, gardening and wood working.
Edgar is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Simmons, his parents, C.C. and Myrtle Simmons, his brothers, Bailis, Bob and Billy Simmons, and four sisters, Ruth Hutson, Ella Fair Simmons, Mae Chatman and Euletha Simmons.
Edgar leaves behind his son, Chris Simmons of Malvern; his sister, Barbara (Harold) Robertson of Malvern; his brother, Tom (Joyce) Simmons of Hot Springs, his sisters-in-law, Gail Simmons and Patricia Simmons both of Malvern; Brenda Simmons of Pine Bluff; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Carman officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family would also like to send a special Thank You to the North Little Rock V. A. floor 3-C.
My love to this wonderful family. This was one of the kindest, gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Edgar will always be with me because he loved me, and I was no exception to the rule. He loved people! What a wonderful man. I was so honored by his presence!
Lots of memories pop up when I think of "uncle Edgar, I remember as a child going out hy. 9 with mother to see uncle Ed and aunt Ruth. this was moms cousin,wow many years ago. I haven't seen tommy in years but my heart goes out to you. Chris and I have lost mom and dad and mamaw and papaw harris and the hurt is still there. We pray that God in his mighty love will wrap you in his arms and heal your broken heart.. your cousins georgianna and chris God bless your family
CHRIS,SAYING PRAYERS FOR YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.BY THE WAY,I AM CINDY BRANDON'S SISTER.MY MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH GONE AND PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF WORKING THE BAND BOOSTERS TOGETHER WITH YOUR MOM AND DAD.GOD BLESS YOU.
ROY LYNNE "BUBBLES" BRANDON
Chris, your dad and my dad, Harold Tillman, were close friends through their years of service at North Main Church of Christ and in our community. Your dad, in fact, officiated at my father's memorial on January 1, 2000. You and your family are in my prayers now as our Heavenly Father guides and sustains.