Gay Kayla Simmons King, 63 of Baytown, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 16, 2022. She was born on February 6, 1959, in Baytown, to the late Fred Joseph and Lucille Margrete Knotts Simmons. Gay graduated from Furr High School, in Houston, with the class of 1978. She attended San Jacinto College where she earned her certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Gay worked for many years as a pediatric nurse in Baytown, until her retirement. He was a member of New Wine Christian Church in Baytown.
Gay pursued many activities, some of which included spending time with his family, going camping, and swimming. His family was his pride and joy, and he was extremely proud of each and every one of them. Gay was also an avid collector of angel paintings. He was very caring and giving to others, whenever he felt that someone might need help, he was there ready to lend a hand. In fact, for more than 28 years, he helped provide turkeys for the family of faith. He was a prankster, always playing pranks on others. A gay man who was friendly with people, never meeting a stranger. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A gay man died with his parents; his brother Ronnie Simmons; his maternal grandparents; his nephew Kami Kabernik; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Alton and Theresa King. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory her beloved husband of 39 years, Hardine King; his daughters Tatiana Hooper and husband Chance of Baytown, and Tanisha Spotts and husband Kyle of Liberty; her grandchildren Annalize and Gage Hooper both of Baytown, Kaliah Spotts, Cameron and Cassidy Sheffield all of Liberty; and many other loving relatives and friends.
A celebration of Gay’s life will be held at 4pm, on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Old River Baptist Church, 12948 FM 1409, Old River-Winfree, Texas 77535.
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