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To Celebrate a Life of Love: Chad David Simmons

Simmons_ChadMarch 13, 1982 – June 15, 2016
Chad David Simmons, 34 of San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2016. He was born March 13, 1982 in Reno, Nevada to David and Sally Simmons. Chad was surrounded by family and friends that he had touched throughout his memorable life. His one-of-a-kind, unique laugh along with his quick wit will remain in our hearts forever.
He attended Holy Spirit Catholic School; a 2000 graduate of Winston Churchill High School; and a 2004 graduate of The University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s Degree. His professional career began as Marketing Director with Open Sided MRI.

Chad was born with a passion for swimming. He began competing at age 5, excelled throughout high school and gained a swim scholarship to Tampa. His accomplishments included: District & Regional Qualifier, Swimmer of the Year, All American, Athlete of the Year San Antonio Express News, Churchill High School State Championship 2000.

He is survived by his parents, younger brothers Clay Simmons and Cody Simmons, paternal Aunt Dawn Gwin of Santa Fe. Maternal relatives of Cheshire, England and the United Kingdom: Grandmother Judith Swindells, Grandfather Harry Tomlinson (Margaret); Uncle David Tomlinson (Deborah), Uncle Martin Swindells (Clare), Uncle Ian Swindells, Uncle Paul Tomlinson (Anne), Uncle Nicholas Swindells (Melanie) and numerous cousins; as well as many cherished friends.

He is proceeded in death by paternal Grandparents Edwin and Janette Ryan, A.L. Simmons Jr., and maternal Grandfather Anthony Swindells.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical professionals at Methodist Metropolitan Hospital, who provided gracious loving care and support to Chad, his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Simmons Family appreciates donations made in memoriam of Chad Simmons to TracysDogs, Attn: Tracy Voss 11765 West Avenue, #141 San Antonio, Texas 78216.

Services

Services will be held Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78249.

Reception will follow.

Published in Express-News on June 19, 2016

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