Larry O’Neal Simmons, age 69, native and resident of Jasper, TX, transitioned on July 28, 2022.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, 1288 E MLK Blvd, Jasper, TX. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Jasper City Cemetery, under the direction of Coleman’s Mortuary in Jasper.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Steveson and Evelen Jena Samuel Simmons, and siblings, Mable Halloway, Leon Edward, and Lela Simmons.

Larry leaves cherish memories his wife, Annie; daughters, Charmaine (Sheldon), Tinelle (Rickey), and Cicely (Madison); sons, Shandelle (Cordelia), Rodriques (Pam), Zerrick (Natalie), and O’Neal; twenty grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother who held him dear to heart, Emery (Lola) Simmons; four sisters, Annette, Bailey, Glenda (C.J.), and Helen (Anthony) Collier, all of Jasper, Texas; one aunt, Willie McFarland of Los Angeles, California; two uncles, William (Mary) Samuel of Newton, Texas, and Joe (Ella) Samuel of Missouri City, Texas; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial tributes and messages of comfort for the family are welcomed and may be posted at

*Family requests those that attend the funeral to wear masks*