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2009-07-16 / Obituaries

Gordon "Bo" Simmons

July 31, 1930 - July 11, 2009

Gordon "Bo" Simmons was born July 31, 1930 in Jackson, Mississippi and was the son of Hobert & Elizabeth (Weems) Simmons.

He and Shirley Harrell were married August 30, 1952 in Temple, Texas and to this union twin daughters were born.

Bo was a graduate of Temple High School and Southwestern University in Georgetown with a Bachelor's degree. He was a veteran of the National Guard, He worked for ALCOA in the accounting department and retired in 1994 after 42 years with ALCOA. He has been a resident of Rockdale for many years.

Bo passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2009 in the Central Texas Hospital in Cameron. He reached the age of 78 years, 11 months and 10 days.

He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Simmons on March 18, 1975 and his parents.

Surviving are his daughters Stacy Zalesky and husband Danny of Cameron and Stephany Shuffield of Rockdale. Grandchildren, Zakary Krumnow of Cameron, Hannah Shuffield of Rockdale and Connor Shuffield of Rockdale.

Services were Tuesday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Paster Glynn Cummings of Grace Church in Cameron officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

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