Robert J. Simon Sr., 80, of Covington, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit. He was born October 24, 1937, in Frenchtown, to the late William L. and Marie E. (Baltes) Simon. Robert married his wife of 57 years, Joyce E. (Hill) Simon, on December 10, 1960, and she survives.
Robert will also be missed and remembered by his three children, Douglas Simon of Pleasant Hill, Deborah Scott of Cape Coral, Fla., and Robert Simon Jr. of Covington; five grandchildren, Josh (Jamie) Simon, Janell (Kenny) Tebbe, Justin Simon, Julianna Simon, Samantha Scott; five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Jim (Karolyn “Kaye”) Simon of Covington, Marvin (Carol) Simon of Rossburg, Mary Jane (Walter) Wardley of New Carlisle; and his sisters-in-law, Frances Brock of Tipp City, Jean Miller of Covington, and Judy Boehringer of Covington. He was preceded in death by brothers Edward and Michael Simon.
‘Reebie’, as he was known by many, grew up in Bradford and attended Bradford schools. He was a truck driver and dock worker for 30 years for the former OK Trucking of Cincinnati, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bradford. Bob enjoyed cars and driving in parades with his truck and Minneapolis-Moline tractors.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 15, at Moore Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with Rev. James Duell officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Simon family at www.moorefh.com. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. The family would also like to thank Covington Care Center and Upper Valley Medical Center for their care of Bob.