James “Scott” Simmons, loving father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on November 20, 2019, at the age of 58. Scott was born on April 17, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to James Simmons and Nona (Smith) Davis. He was raised there until he moved to Mt. Ida, Arkansas, where he spent countless summers working at Mountain Harbor Marina and waterskiing on Lake Ouachita with his brothers and close friends. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a prominent member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, and received his degree in Architecture. He met his former wife Susan during college and they were married on May 25th, 1985. Together they raised their daughter, Olivia, the love of Scott’s life.
Scott was always an extremely hard-working individual, starting his own company only a few years after his college graduation and eventually turning it into an award-winning luxury home building business. Scott was considered to be one Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier builders, creating beautiful custom homes for his homeowners, with whom he forged lifelong friendships. Scott also actively participated in countless philanthropic activities and was beloved among the community. He was often jokingly referred to as “The Mayor of Vaquero.”
In his free time, he loved to stay active. He enjoyed snow skiing (and going way too fast down the slopes), water skiing, golfing, and competing with his brothers at just about every sport imaginable. He was an avid sports fan and loved all of the Dallas teams.
Above all, Scott was loved by every single person who met him, and his happiness came from making sure everyone around him was happy.