Louis John Simon, Jr.

Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM.

Mr. Louis John Simon, Jr., 83, of Twin Creeks Road, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday evening, July 27, 2014, at Union General Hospital, in Blairsville, following an extended illness.

He was born April 9, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Louis John Simon and Pauline (Preston) Simon.

Mr. Simon moved from Eastpoint to North Carolina in the late 90s, then moved to Georgia. He was a loving father and husband. He loved having his three dogs and two cats around him. He also loved to fish, camp and travel.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Reveille, wife, Dorothy W. (Harris) Simon (March, 1984), sons, Marvin W. Core, February 2010 and Thurman Wildeman (2013). Mr. Simon attended the Pine Top Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife of 30 years, Candace Simon, of Blairsville, Ga.; daughters, Dorothy W. and Donald Alley, of Blairsville, Ga., Dottie and Tracy Evans, of Apalachicola, Diane and Robert Whiddon, of Sumatra, and Kari and Tony Dillon, of Grove City, Ohio; grandchildren, Lynn Core, Donald Allen, Ronald Alley, Thomas Evans, Royce Evans, Samantha Watkins, Kevin Moore, Kandace Louan Moore, David Moore; and great-grandchildren, Troy, Trevor, Victoria, Alyssah, Dominic, Tristan, Kareese and Kaylei.

Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday July 30 at 5 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating. Service will include a Military Honor Guard with a 21-gun salute due to his service with the Air Force. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday. July 30, from 4-5 p.m.

His wife requests that in lieu of flowers, you make a contribution to the Union County Humane Society- Mountain Shelter in memory of him.

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