Meridian Star

June 27, 2013

Victor W. Simmons

The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Services for Victor W. Simmons will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymon Leake and Rev. David McCubbin officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Simmons, 91, of Gulfport and formerly of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Gulfport. Mr. Simmons graduated from Dixie High School and Meridian Junior College. He was self-employed as an auto body mechanic with Simmons Wrecker Service. He was an Allied Trades Instructor with a private company in Saudi Arabia for many years until his retirement. Mr. Simmons was an active member of First Baptist Church in Meridian. He was a deacon, youth Sunday school teacher, and was a part of the Men’s Monday Night Church Visitation Group. Mr. Simmons was a Mason and worked with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed puttering around the house with various projects.

    Mr. Simmons served in the Navy from 1942 until 1946 and served in World War II. He received awards for, American Area, Philippine Liberation, nine stars for the Asiatic Pacific and also for Good Conduct.

    Survivors include his daughters: Jan Cameron and her husband Drew of Long Beach, and Joyce Root and her husband John of Tega Cay, S.C.; and, grandchildren: Brent Cameron and his wife Cindy of Gulfport, Scott Cameron of Long Beach, Derek Cameron of Birmingham, Ala., Regan Hand and her husband Jon of Lexington, S.C., and John David Root and his wife Savannah of Charleston, S.C.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hughes Simmons; parents, Green Berry and Evie Simmons; sister, Mable Robertson; and, brothers: G.B. Simmons, Ray Simmons, Roger Simmons and Claude Simmons.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Meridian for missions and to Habitat for Humanity.

    Pallbearers will be members of his family.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.