Bob Simmons

April 2, 1952 – July 15, 2022

A memorial service for Bob Simmons of Winona will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. Rev. Jamie Bailey will officiate the service. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his many close friends from across the country.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. until service time at Oliver Funeral Home.

Bob Simmons, 70, passed away at his home in Winona on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born in Winona on April 2, 1952 to Harry Walker and Ruby Sledge Simmons. He was a retired jeweler and gemologist, having served both towns of Grenada and Winona. He enjoyed different activities such as cooking and scuba diving. He loved traveling and going on any adventure he could. He was a good friend who enjoyed hearing a good joke and telling one.

He is survived by his fiance’, Sandra Hardin of Winona; three sons, Robert Sledge Simmons, Jr. (Abby) of Kiln, MS, Stephen Walker Simmons (Lindsey) of Brandon, and Clay Hardin of Winona; daughter, Nikki Hardin of Columbus; and four grandchildren and one on the way. He is preceded in death by his parents.

For Bob’s final joke, memorial contributions can be made to the Psychic Electrician’s Foundation.

22 thoughts on “Bob Simmons

  1. Never so shocked in all my life. Loved him dearly!! I was part of the Simmons family for 22 years. Much love to Sledge and Stephen.

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  2. So sorry Steven and Sledge I thought a lot of Bob he will be greatly missed praying for y’all he loved you so much

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  3. One of the best men I have ever known. He was such a big part of my life growing up. I will always treasure so many memories. So much love and deepest sympathy to Sledge and Stephen.

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  4. He was such a big part of my life growing up. I was blessed to have him as my Uncle. Loved him very much. I will always treasure the many memories. Deepest sympathy and love to Sledge and Stephen ❤️

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  5. I learned about Bob’s passing yesterday from my brother Robbie . I have no words to express what my 65 years of Bob’s friendship ment to me. May God welcome you into heaven with open arms and until we meet again on that golden shore RIP old friend.

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  6. Our deepest sympathy to the many friends and the loved ones that Bob leaves behind. He was quite a nice guy.

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  7. So sorry to lose a good friend and neighbor. My heart felt sympathy to Sandra and his boys. Praying for God’s presence to be real in your days of adjustment.

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  8. Sledge, Steven, Clay and Sandra, may you treasure the memories and the time that each of you shared with Bob! A dear friend, skilled and so knowledgeable!
    God’s peace and strength to each of you!

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  9. I am so sorry to hear this. I really thought so much of Bob , his mom and dad. It just tore my heart out to hear this . Bob just recently fixed some rings for me. My dad was related to Mrs. Simmons through the Sledge family. My prayers are with his sons and Sandra and the whole family. May God comfort each of you.

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  10. Sandra, my sincere condolences and prayers are with you and all the family. I was happy Bob had you in his life. Lifting you all up in constant prayer.

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  11. Sandra and children, I am so sorry about Bob. He was a super nice guy and I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.

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  12. Sandra, so very sorry for your loss, please know you and your family are in my prayers. Bob was such a great guy. I know he will be missed by all his friends and family. Praying for his boys and all the family

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  13. I thought the world of Bob. A very funny and kind man. Always liked bumping into Bob and Sandra out and about and visiting. RIP

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  14. Rodney and I are so saddened to hear this. Bob was a special man with a great sense of humor. We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and will be keeping them in our prayers.

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  15. Wow…I’ll so miss him even though I hadn’t seen him in years. I returned to live in Winona after 47 years living in Los Angeles and Baton Rouge….and am blessed that I’m here to be at his memorial service.

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