Robert "Bob" Simmons

  • "Bob, for the short time I got to know you, I'm very glad I..."
    - Sandy Brown
  • "You will be missed BOB. Mostly by the woman who loved you..."
    - Nancy Fuller
  • "My heartfelt wishes to the family of Bob for your loss. I..."
    - Jody Howdahl
  • "I am so grateful to Bob Simmons for making my beloved..."
    - Jeanne LaPorte
  • "Dad, the memories that Sue included here are just the tip..."
    - Jason Simmons

May 15, 1942 ~ February 12, 2018

Robert Simmons, 75, formerly of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 12, 2018 in Yuma, AZ. He was born on May 15, 1942 in Montreal Quebec Canada.
Bob was a veteran of the Army and was proud and thanked for his service.
He was a truck driver and retired from Roadway Express. His career included Shell and SWD.
Bob had a need for speed and began in the 60s, he started driving a dragster. That need for speed continued though his life. Bob went back at 60 years old to see if he could still do it. He drove a Pro nostalgia front engine alcohol dragster. The smile never left his face.
In the late 60s, he got involved in boats. After having other boats he decided to build a boat from the hull up. That's when "Ole Yeller" was born. Many friends and family enjoyed special memories camping and river outings. He also liked snow mobiles. All had great memories at Mt. St. Helens and Palina Lake cabins.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; his boys whom he loved so much: Roby and Stacie, Kelly and Katy and Jason and Aleta; grandchildren: Justice, Jenece, Hunter and Logan; great-grandchildren: McKenzie and Maizey; several nieces and nephews; and his service dog, Lily.
Bob was loved very much, will be sadly missed,
and will live forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be at the American Legion Post 14, Vancouver, WA on, Sat., May 19th, 2018 at 1:00p.m.
Please sign his guest book at:
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Yuma Mortuary & Crematory
775 S 5Th Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 782-9865
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 4, 2018
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