|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1892|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1954|
Lubbock's Most Influential
(58) George Simmons built his career on the South Plains' exploding cotton industry.
The native of Decatur began a lifelong association with the cottonseed business as an oiler in a mill in Hollis, Okla.
By 1923 he was commuting to Lubbock to supervise construction of the Lubbock Cotton Oil Mill. In 1930 he was named manager of the mill and made Lubbock his home.
His driving energy – he is said to have worked seven days a week — and his organizational ability lifted him to positions as a national leader in the cotton processing industry, according to "Builders of the Southwest" published by the Southwest Collection. He served until his death as a director of the Texas Cottonseed Crushers' Association and was active in the National Cotton Council.
He shared his talents and successes with the community also. He served as president of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce in 1935.
born in Decatur, Texas
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Plot: Block 27
Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Sep 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7839969