Reuben Smmons, a twin child, was born March 12, 1938 to Dal Simmons and Daisy (Easley) Simmons in Porter Oklaoma. Reuben was affecionaetly known as “Sonnyboy” by all his family members. Reuben accepted Christ at his personal savior at an early age. He matriculated through the public schol system and grandated from Carter G. Woodson University where he earned a degree in Brick Mason. Shortly after his graduation he joined the U.S. Army where he found his love of helping people.
After returning from the military Reuben relocated to Tulsa, atteneded St. John’s School of Nursing and received the prestigious Oklahoma State Certification in Nursing. Reuben followed the course of helping poeple forseveral years before Gods calling was so strong and he became an African Methodist Episcopal Minister.
Reuben followed God’s calling until his health failed and couldno longer preach. He delivered one of his last sermons at his sister Earlin’s Homegoing service. Reuben was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters Willa Dean Simmons, Nannie Pearl Surratt, Earline Williams, Elnora Corzart, Alveron “Shug” Parker two special newphews Woodie Herman Rouse and David Earl Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memories three sisters Lorene Andrews, Tulsa, Ok; Mary Woodard, Muskogee, Ok; his twin Daisy Ransom San Antonio, Tx, one brother J.D. Simmons, Oklahoma City, Ok; a versy special niece Janine Moore (Larry) a speical nephew Johnny Lewis (Contreda) three care giving great nephews Michael Moore (LaShona), Justin Moore, Jermanie Moore and a host of family and friends.
Viewing for the retired minister will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 1:00-7:00 pm at Dyer Chapel.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm at St. John AME Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Pastor Kevin Clayton, Officiating
Interment: Monday February 11, 2013 2:00 pm Fort Gibson National