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William Lee Simmermon
William Lee SimmermonNavyWilliam Lee Simmermon, 93, of LaRue, died late Thursday evening April 23, 2020 at the Kenton Nursing and Rehab.

He was born May 24, 1926 in Greene County to the late Clement and Pauline (Rapp) Simmermon, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Jane (Smith), a granddaughter, Amanda (Simmermon) Corbin and a sister, Anita Stobbs

Bill served in the Navy during WW2 aboard the USS Metivier and the USS Rail in both theaters of operation.

Following a long career as a heavy equipment mechanic, Bill continued his passion well into retirement restoring cars, trucks, tractors and anything that needed some TLC. A former coworker said, “if you can get two pieces of metal close enough together, Bill will make it run!” In later years Bill restored Model-A Ford cars and trucks, the vehicle that connected him with his days of youth and good memories of his father. He was also an accomplished pilot, one of many things he passed down to his son, Bob.

Bill was a great family man and a friend, compassionate and caring; always a good listener, always interested in whatever you wanted to talk about. He was a man of values that reflected his devout Christian faith as displayed in his character, the love for his family and his faithful marriage of 61 years to Freda. Bill also loved his church family at Kenton Church of the Nazarene.

One of Bill and Freda’s favorite hobbies was traveling to their Model A club events on a monthly basis, as well as car shows and outings.

Surviving are his wife, Freda (Morrow) Simmermon, they were married April 12, 1959 in Marietta, his children: John (Barbara) Simmermon of Marion and Robert (Diana) Simmermon of LaRue
Grandchildren: William, Cynthia, Laura, Robert and Megan
Brother: Joseph (Sharri) Mettle of Westerville
Nieces and nephews

Public graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Monday April 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm at the Fairview Cemetery, near LaRue, Pastor Dave Dooley will officiate.

Due to the current health situation, there will be private family calling hours only.

A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at a time to be decided later.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kenton Church of the Nazarene, 113 Jacob Parrot Blvd. Kenton, Ohio 43326

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Greg Hood Sr
Houma , La
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Such a sad thing to hear, May God surround you and your Family as you will all meet again. Hats off Sir. And Thank you not only for your Service,, Life, Father , Husband, But being the Father of a Good Friend

#2 from: Esther Dooley
Paulding, Ohio
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 6:54 PM

I am so sad to hear of Bill's passing. I will surely miss him when I come to worship with you. Bill's Christian example brought joy to all of us who knew him. Please know I am sending my love and prayers to all of the wonderful Simmermon family.

#3 from: Greg & Barbara Rice
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 7:55 PM

So sorry for your loss. What a very special man who loved the Lord and his family.  

Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:27 PM


#5 from: Charles Strohmeyer
Lancaster Ohio
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 11:44 PM

Since we cant have a proper visitation to honor this great man.I want to say that Bill Simmermon is a very rare man who would ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING.Even if it put himself at a disadvantage it wouldn't matter.He would always do the right thing. There's a special place in heaven fir you Bill, I'm honored ti have known you. You are a great man and will be missed.

#6 from: Joe & Pam Harkledd
Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Sorry to hear about Bills passing. We were amazed at all his energy. Enjoyed seeing him driving up at church in your old car.

#7 from: Russ & Jan Spearman
Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Such a sweet man always with a great smile to say hello … even at 5:30 in the morning at the YMCA!
He was a great veteran and will be missed.

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#9 from: Tom & Nancy Hafer
La Rue
Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 6:13 PM

What a wonderful, sweet, fun-loving good man!! He left everyone with something special who were lucky to interact with Bill. He’ll be missed by many, but hope all your good memories bring you joy during this sad time. Prayers for all of you and you are in our thoughts. Hugs!!!
Nancy and Tom Hafer

#10 from: Penni and Patti and Steve
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 12:10 AM

Feeda, Bob, Diana and Megan, our hearts go out to you as you say goodbye to a wonderful husband father and grandfather. We met Bill through Megan and have known him for the last 15+ years. we used to have such a good time  at the tea parties and the ice cream parties that Bill and Freda attended. Bill was an amazing man. He had a heart of gold. Always had a smile on his face and love in his heart for everyone he met. Bill had the love of God in his life. Bill and Freeda were such a wonderful example of a loving family and passed that on to their children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him. Much Love. Penni, Patti, And Steve.

#11 from: Jeanie and Lauren Park
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 4:18 AM

Bill leaves behind a beautiful legacy of faith, kindness and courage!  We are grateful to have shared a portion of life’s earthly journey with Bill. Our hearts go out to you Bob, Diane, Megan and family. May you continue to find comfort as you continue to serve Jesus here on earth awaiting that “great reunion” in heaven! Until Then, Love and Prayers Jeanie and Lauren

#12 from: Tom Bidlack
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 7:13 AM

Fair Winds and following Seas sailor! 🇺🇸

#13 from: Kathy (Holbrook) Stillwell
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Freda and Bobby I have personally only met each of you a handful of times however I know you all through my parents Larry and Mary Holbrook. It is always a pleasure to hear dad tell of all the experiences he and Bill would have on the job sites. Dads smile showed how much he enjoyed knowing  and working with Bill. My condolences to you both.

#14 from: Gary Strobel
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 3:50 PM

So sorry to learn of bill,s passing.  I always enjoyed talking to him at the YMCA in the mornings
He was truly a man of God.  Will keep his family in prayer

#15 from: Larry & Mary Holbrook
Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Freda our condolences to you and the entire Simmermon family.   My first introduction to Bill was in the winter of 1964 working for Jim Strawser at Capital City trucking the following spring Bill was instrumental in secure me a job at Dodge Ireland. Since then we have worked together and maintain a longtime friendship. Bill was always a person who could be depended on for advice or help. His mechanical skills were unmatched.  Many people impact our lives but few in such a positive light. He will be sadly missed.

#16 from: Sharon Cottrill
Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:38 PM

So sorry for the family. Bill was a sweet humble man who made you comfortable to be around. I know he will be sadly missed by all.

#17 from: Russell Miller
Sun, May 3, 2020 at 11:38 PM

We are very sorry to learn of Bill's passing.  We were neighbors for a few years on Watkins Rd. Very sweet couple.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.  
Russell and Virginia Miller

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