John Marcus (Mark) Simmons, 58, passed away on October 18, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, Whitesboro, Texas. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Sandusky, Texas
He was born on June 6, 1962 in McKinney, Texas to John Charles (Cotton) Simmons and Eva Joyce (Cravens) Simmons. Mark graduated in 1981 from Whitesboro High School where he excelled in football, track, baseball, and attended Ranger Junior College on a baseball scholarship. Mark married Lisa Chisum on October 2, 1987 in Sherman, Texas and had two children Loren and Chelsea. He was loved by friends, the community and well known by all for his contagious laugh and smile.
Mark worked as a Petroleum oil and gas landman and was a member of the Ft. Worth Petroleum Club, Ft. Worth Wildcatters Association, AQHA, Cattlemen’s Association and International Right of Way Association. He was a Rancher and Cowboy, he and Lisa ran a successful horse and cattle ranch that was his pride and joy.
Mark is survived by his wife, Lisa Simmons; daughters, Loren Kemp and husband Ronnie of Sunset, Texas, Chelsea Byers and husband, Shawn of Keller, Texas; mother, Eva Joyce Simmons of Whitesboro, Texas; grandchildren, Addy Kemp, Epi Kemp, Corbin Vernon, Camdyn Vernon, Brayden Byers, Raeghen Byers, brother, Bubba Simmons and wife, Rhonda of Whitesboro, Texas; sister, Vicki Watson and husband, Nathan of Sherman, Texas; brother, Brigham Edwards and wife, Ginger of Nehalem, Oregon; a host of many nieces and nephews, Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Preceded in Death: Father, Cotton Simmons; Grandparents, Myles and Myrtis Simmons and Lonnie & Bessie Cravens.
Memorial donations can be made to: Addy’s Hope Adoption Agency, 3601 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234, Working Ranch Cowboys Association-WRCA.org, 408 SW 7th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101; Wounded Warriors Project.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
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So sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa, I’m so very heartbroken for you and your family, I’m praying for you all. Take care my sweet cousin and much love and hugs to you.
In the blink of an eye everything changes! So live your life to represent who you are! Mark was a very good man and left this world too soon! God is good all the time! From a relative in Columbia, Mississippi❣️
Mark was like a dad to me. I will forever cherish spending summers with Chelsea, Lisa and Mark. I couldn’t have asked for a better second home!
WE WILL MISS YOU DEAR FRIEND. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY. I KNOW YOU ARE AT
PEACE IN A BETTER PLACE. WE LOVED YOU.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his memory lives for ever. Rest In Peace Mark.
God bless you all and give you peace. Mark will be missed.
So sorry for your family’s loss Lisa. Prayers.
So sorry to hear about Marks passing, love & prayers to his family, sending hugs of comfort to Joyce?
My cousin’s cousin. I enjoyed the summers I used to spend in Whitesboro with Randy, Rusty, Mark and Bubba, they all treated me like a little brother instead of this kid from the city that might not otherwise fit in. I’ll miss that grin Mark always had when we would run into each other, both of us thinking about the mischief we used to get into but couldn’t talk about. He always had that chuckle in his voice anytime he called me “Carroll Mack”. Great man, friend, family member that crosses your path once in a life time that creates memories you’ll never forget. Rest In Peace Mark.
My deepest sympathy in the loss of such a great guy. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences to Lisa and family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
We are so very saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Such great memories as kids. A great guy! Prayers of peace and comfort to all the family.
Curtis & Tanja Cogburn
Mark was a true friend. Always smiling and full of laughter. He will be dearly missed
Sorry for your loss,i really thought alot of Mark.
So sorry for y’all’s loss my thoughts and prayers are with y’all!
Praying for you and your family at this time.
Many prayers for you & your family.
On behalf of everyone at Ann’s Haven VNA Hospice, it was an honor to be of service to your family. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
Such a nice man.
Heaven has gained and angel. God bless n prayers for the family
Lisa and family, my heart is hurting for all of you. Mark was one of the “good guys” and will be missed by so many that loved him. I pray that the love and prayers and good memories expressed here will surround you and help you to find strength and comfort for the difficult days ahead. Cindy and I love you so much and will continue our prayers for you and send you lots of love.
Much love to your family!
My heart breaks for this news. Knew him all my life it seems. Prayers for the Simmons and Smith family. Debbie, he’s having a Grand reunion with Rusty and Cotton!!!!!!!! Love to family
We are so sorry for your great loss. Our prayers and our love are with you. May God give you comfort and peace.
This is heartbreaking news! My prayers for his family!
I’m so sorry to hear this! Prayers to all of you!
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.
Vicki, Prayers for you and your family.
Mark was truly one of the “good guys in a white hat” who led a great life and left an even greater legacy. Condolences and prayers for Lisa and the girls.
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Mark will be missed by many as he was loved by all. Rest In Peace Mark.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. Mark was much loved and admired by many. He always had a smile and a good story to make you laugh. Mark will be missed by all of us.
God bless all of you and give you peace.
Very sorry for your loss mark was a fine man he will be missed
Gone too soon. Mark will be dearly missed. Prayers are with you Lisa and the family.. RIP Mark your pain is over
Condolences for the entire Simmons Family… May that contagious smile always shine in the memory of those of us that were Blessed to of known you!!!!
Oh, Mark, you will be missed by so many people. You were an adorable boy & a remarkable man. I was proud to be your aunt. Prayers for your extended family, especially to your Mom.
Joyce , I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort
Just now heard this difficult news. I am so sorry for the loss of Mark. I pray for blessings to your family.