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Jim Simon, 65, Bridge City

 

Last updated 8/6/2021 at 10:44am

Jim Simon, 65, of Bridge City, passed away on August 3, 2021, in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 4, 1955, he was the son of D. E. Simon and Eva Mae (Girrard) Simon. Jim was a hardworking mechanic for BCISD before retiring after 30 years of service. However, that didn't stop the need to keep his hands busy, after retiring he began to work for the county as a mechanic, additionally, he drove for Meals on Wheels and aided in the Disaster Relief during the hurricanes. Jim's perfect day was a meal at The Waffle House, traveling all over, especially if there was a car show happening, and if he could get in time serving others that was the biggest bonus. He was an excellent cook, he enjoyed feeding anyone he could, the kind of man that never met a stranger and loved being generous, willing to give the shirt off his back to help someone. Jim was a huge family man as well, spending time with his loving wife of 44 years, or spending time with his family and friends that referred to him as "Hamburgers". Jim will be deeply missed by all those that held him dear.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D. E. and Eva Mae Simon; and brothers, Arthur Simon, Steve Simon and John Simon. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Simon; children, Christina Richey and husband Patrick of Bridge City, Jessica Simon and J. D. Dixon of League City; grandchildren, Aiden Richey, Eva Richey, and Hayden Dixon; siblings, Raymond Simon and wife Betty of Orange, Chester Simon of Vidor, and Edward Simon and wife Vickie of Orange; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Edward Simon, Raymond Simon, Chester Simon, Chad Simon, Patrick Richey, and James Broom. Honorary pallbearers are Aiden Richey and Hayden Dixon.

 

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