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Robert Daniel Simmons

clergyman , machinist

Robert Daniel Simmons, American clergyman, machinist. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1953. Recipient Clergyman of Year award West Virginia Kiwanis, 1983-1984, State Minister of Year award West Virginia Soil Conservation Committee, 1978, Safety award National Foundation for Highway Safety, 1968.

Background

Simmons, Robert Daniel was born on December 21, 1921 in Strasburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Marion Harvey and Winifred Rebecca (Baker) Simmons.

Education

Bachelor, Hampden Sydney College, 1950. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1953. Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957.

Career

Slasher operator American Viscose Corporation, Front Royal, Virginia, 1940-1941. Clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1953-1962, Neshanic (New Jersey) Reformed Church, 1956-1957, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Princess Anne, Maryland, 1962-1967, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Waverly, West Virginia, 1976-1991, St. Marys (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1967-1991, Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, since 1995. Moderator Parkersburg Presbytery, West Virginia, 1974.

Commissioner Presbyterian General Assembly, 1962, 74, 82. Stated supply pastor Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, West Virginia, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1953.

Membership

Charter member, vice president Pleasants County Commission on Aging, St. Marys, 1974-1991. Donor American Red Cross, 1968-1991. With United States Navy, 1946-1947.

Member West Virginia Ministerial Association (president Pleasants County 1970-1991), Greater Marietta Ministerial Association, West Virginia History Society (president Pleasants County 1973-1991), Masons (Worshipful master 1958-1959, 50 Year Member award 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Freelance photo journalist, home theological library.

Connections

Married Lois Marie French, December 28, 1955. Children: Andrew Kirk, Mary Esther Simmons Lauderman, Rebecca Alice Simmons DeBolt.