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Winfred Simmons

July 17, 1942 — April 14, 2022

Winfred Simmons, 79, of Pampa, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Pampa.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Entombment will follow in Memory Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Winfred was born July 17, 1942 in Shidler, Oklahoma to John and Gladys Simmons. On May 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, Linda Crupper. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in just a few weeks. He worked as an oilfield pumper for Petroleum International/McMahan Operating for many years, retiring in 2004. They had a boat and camper and spend many weekends at Lake Meredith water skiing and camping. He enjoyed taking the family on vacations to Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Missouri. Winfred also loved attending family reunions and talking about oilfield and politics. Winfred was a very talented man. He had a passion for restoring antique tractors. He would start with an old rusty hunk of junk and turn it into a showroom ready tractor. Winfred was also good at woodworking, as he built their home from the ground up. He also built all the cabinets and even some of the furniture in their home. Winfred love old clocks as well, he enjoyed repairing them and getting them back to new.

Winfred was a member of the Golden Spread Antique Machine Association and High Plains Cruisers. Every year for many years, he would load a couple of his restored tractors and drive them in different parades. He and Linda would also drive either their 1955 Chevy pickup or their 1965 Ford Galaxy in parades, cruises, or Burning the Bricks Car Shows. They both could be found on Friday nights cruising with the High Plains Cruisers and parking at Sonic to hang out with their friends.

Winfred was a humble, honest, and hard-working man. He had an onery crooked grin but was a very genuine person who loved his wife and family dearly. Winfred was very proud of his restored tractors and his property, as he took pride in maintaining both.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Larry Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of the home; daughter, Ginger Franco and husband Ricky of Carlsbad, New Mexico; son, Derrek Woodard and Samantha McCoy of Pampa; brother, Johnny Simmons of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Jimmy Craig of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Meagan Crain and husband Jake of Pampa, and Shannon Craig of Midland; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Memorials can be sent to American Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 18, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Memory Gardens Mausoleum

2215 N Price Rd, Pampa, TX 79065

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