Rolan Alex Simmons

May 25, 1941 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Rolan Simmons Obituary

Rolan Alex Simmons, 82, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Lewisville, Arkansas, to the late Homer V. Simmons and Opal (Clark) Simmons. 

Funeral service will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 2pm with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday, September 30, 2023, beginning at 1pm until service time.  

Graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 2pm at Knighton Chapel Cemetery, in Lewisville, Arkansas.

Rolan was born and raised in Arkansas. He married the love of his life, Mary Helen Rogers Simmons, and the two spent over 49 years together before her passing in 2012. They raised two wonderful children, Randy and Bobbie Sue. After the passing of Mary, later Rolan married Betty Adams. The two enjoyed each other’s company until her passing this month.  Rolan enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid fisherman. He loved the outdoors. Rolan enjoyed his beautiful trucks he owned and traveled cross country with pride.

He is survived by his son,

Randy Simmons



Bobbie Sue Scates and husband Michael



Dale Scates and wife Amber

Kaleigh Jones and husband Colbey

Brandon Simmons and wife Carri

Randi McDonald and husband Tyler


Numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


A host of family and friends will miss him dearly.

Rolan is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Opal Simmons; former wife and mother of his children, Mary Helen Rogers Simmons; wife, Betty Adams; and sister, Frances Hughes.


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Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Graveside Service
October 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Knighton's Chapel Cemetery
Hwy 29
Lewisville, AR 71845


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