Neil Frank Simmons
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Neil Frank Simmons
  • August 12, 1939 - July 31, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Neil F. Simmons passed away on July 31, 2017 at the age of 77. He leaves behind his beloved family and friends. He is survived by his son, Dr. Matthew Simmons (Rachael) who resides in Bend, OR; two daughters, Kathleen “Katie” Simmons (Corrie) and Toni Simmons (Shawn) who reside in New Orleans; and his beloved grandchildren Annabel, Whitney, Pheobe, Abbie, and Liam. He is also survived by his brother, Daniel Simmons who resides in Annapolis, MD.



Neil was born in Annapolis, Maryland and moved to New Orleans in the late 1960’s and called New Orleans home ever since. Neil spent much of his time giving back to the community. He has been active in the Shriner’s, Kiwanis International, and the Elks. He was the governor of Louisiana/Mississippi/Tennessee District for Kiwanis and won many awards and honors for his service. Neil loved fishing, LSU, and Mardi Gras. To anyone who knew Neil he was a fun-loving, generous, and caring person. He will be missed by many.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124 on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 2:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Kiwanis LaMissTenn Foundation, 5219 Didesse Dr., Ste B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808Services took place privately for the family.