SANTA ANNA — Services for Emmitt E. Simmons, 72, of Thrifty and formerly of Santa Anna, will be announced at a later date. He was cremated with arrangements under the direction of Henderson Funeral Homes.

He died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at the Coleman County Medical Center in Coleman.

He was born on March 22, 1945 to Elmer Bud and Sealy Velma Watson Simmons in Coleman.  He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country in Vietnam.  He married Cathy Justice in Brownwood.

Survivors include daughter, Chanda Rice and husband Jim of Trickham; son, Shane Simmons and wife Christy of Bangs; sister, Lois Coppic of San Angelo; six grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife; and son, David Simmons.