RISHER — Gerald Glen Simmons, 78, of the Risher community, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1942, in Risher to Glen and Mabel Simmons.

Gerald was of the Baptist belief. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a medic.

He was a graduate of Cash High School, Delta Vo-tech and White River Vo-tech. He was a retired welder and truck driver.

Gerald was a Master Mason, extra class amateur radio operator (AF5KR) and an experienced scuba diver.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, Ruth Simmons, and granddaughter, Chelsea Layne Simmons.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Terry (Sami) Simmons of Bono; Perry Simmons (Dawn Cothern) of Walnut Ridge; five grandchildren, Elisabeth (Chad) Emerson, Rees Simmons, Emily (Hunter) Neal, Nathan Simmons and Derek Miller; and one great-grandchild, Oaklynn Emerson.

Arrangements by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home are pending due to inclement weather and will be announced at a later date.

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