Ronnie West Simmons

Ronnie West Simmons, 69 of Des Arc went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He was born August 10, 1952 to the late John and Marion Simmons.

Ronnie was a farmer and a member of Center Point Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a teacher. He also served in the National Guard and was a founding member of the Oak Prairie Fire Department.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 46 years Kathy (Holmes) Simmons of Des Arc; two sons Jason (Jenny) Simmons and Josh (Kim) Simmons all of Des Arc; three grandsons Owen, Ethan and Jase Simmons; one brother Johnny (Louise) Simmons of Cabot, a brother in law and friend Rick (Vickie) Holmes of Hazen; two nephews Jake (Laura) Holmes of Hazen and Patrick Simmons of Beebe; one niece Jocelyn (Drew) Pannell of Beebe; four great nephews and 1 great niece as well as many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers and plants the family request memorials be made to Center Point Missionary Baptist Church 1164 Ruth Lane, Hazen Ar 72064 or Center Point Cemetery 2826 Hwy 249 North, Hazen, Ar 72064.

Funeral service will be Saturday January, 29, 2022 at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. in Hazen with visitation from 1 to 2 prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery

17 thoughts on “Ronnie West Simmons”

  1. Barbara and Larry Turner

    Prayers for your family so sorry for your loss , didn’t know him as long as others but he was a good man with a good family Sunday school glass with not be the same . God received a good angel .

  2. Kathy and family. I have no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Ronnie was such a great person. Praying for GOD to wrap HIS loving arms around you and give you the comfort and strength that only HE can. Continued prayers today and the many days to come. Love you all.🙏🙏

  3. Judy Bates Warren

    Kathy and family, I am so sorry, for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God comforts you in the days and months to come.

  4. Billy and Gail Booth

    Bro Ronnie Simmons left an amazing legacy that will be dearly cherished by all those who knew him. His dedicated service as a deacon and teacher was a blessing to our church. He had a rare ability to clearly convey ideas by using precise word-choice, relevant illustrations, and interesting and sometimes comical anecdotes. His encyclopedic mind was a reservoir of vast information that was immediately accessible when needed. His explanations could make the complex simple. His logical chain-of-reasoning ability would be envied by lawyers. In short, I have had many teachers and so-called distinguished professors in my lifetime, but this remarkable farmer from Oak Prairie, Arkansas stands at the top of the list. We will miss him greatly. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance to the Simmons family and many friends.

  5. Praying for the family. Bro Ronnie and Mrs Kathy were young sponsors at Center Point when I was a kid. He was also my Sunday School teacher for several years.

  6. Ronnie has always been a wonderful example of a Christian man. He has been a true blessing to many. He will be missed by his church, community and especially his family.

  7. Wayne and Robbye Ridout

    To the Simmons Family: Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of Ronnie’s family. I had not seen him in many years but the connection is never lost. Our Grandfathers were brothers. My Mother was Minna Lea Simmons Norman, daughter of Thomp Simmons.
    Please know our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
    Sent with love.

    Wayne and Robbye Ridout

  8. Much love and prayers for Sister Kathy, Jason, Josh and the entire family as well as Bro. Ronnie’s brothers and sisters in Christ. He will be missed by so many, myself included.

  9. Ronnie made my cousin Betty and Tommy happy, Kathy and their children are blessed to have him in their lives. We will miss him. Remember this, we can go to him, 2nd Samuel chapter 12:23. I love you Kathy!

  10. Gary & Elaine Pannell

    Sending love and prayers to all of you. Ronnie will be missed by all who knew him. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you, his family, and give you comfort.

  11. Cathy+Rogers+Gates

    Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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