William “Bill” Simonds, 1935-2020


William “Bill” Simonds, 84 of Winnsboro, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Quitman. He was born on Dec. 5, 1935 in Galveston to the late Perry Simonds and Eva Hightower Simonds.

Bill was a retired electrical engineer with Shell Oil Company and a member of The Winnsboro Reformed Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Clinton Williams Simonds; and daughter, Ruth Ann Simonds. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Simonds of Winnsboro; son, Perry Simonds and wife Kristin of Lavon; sister, Ruth Lampe and husband Bob of Quitman; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Services were to be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro at 2 p.m., Bro. James Spurgeon conducting. Interment to follow at Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Apet SPCA in Mineola.