Wylie M. Simmons

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Wylie M. Simmons of Brackettville died May 14, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born in Van Alstyne, Texas, on Sept.13, 1931, to Ruby and Thomas Simmons. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his wife of 58 years of marriage, Georgia Charlene; two daughters, Bambi Fischer and Franee Sneed; and three sons, Wylie Simmons and wife Kris, Kurt Simmons, and Charlie Simmons; nine grandchildren: Shanae, Timmeka, Colten, Samantha, Garrett, Brett, Carly, Elexis and Tia; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Scottie Slaughter; and the many friends of Fort Clark Springs. Wylie and Charlene moved to Fort Clark Springs in 1995 and have resided at Unite 37 since then. According to the family, Wylie took it upon himself to build their home. The family said he enjoyed the history of Fort Clark Springs and served as a member of the historical society, community council and the gun club. He had fun woodworking and made many items to give them away. He volunteered for many projects and he enjoyed giving new comers a tour of Fort Clark Springs. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalena Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and an usher. As a young man, Wylie was proud a Boy Scouts of America and received the highest honor as an Eagle Scout. Wylie served his county from 1950 to 1970, beginning with the U.S. Marines and finishing in the U.S. Air Force, with tours in Korea and Thailand during the Vietnam War among the many duty stations where he served. After retiring from active military service in 1970, he further served his country at the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center in Denver, Colorado, from 1973 to 1990. A funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. yesterday at St. Mary Magdalena Catholic Church in Brackettville. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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