Simon Honer, Jr., resident of Lake City, Florida transitioned from Earth to Heaven on December 2, 2012. Simon was born March 6, 1941 in Lake City to Simon Honer, Sr. and Corean Hodge Honer. Both preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of Columbia County, graduating with the Richardson High School of 1959. He was a United States Army Veteran, and in 1963 received a Decorative Medal as a Marksman with the M-14 Rifle. After his tenure in the Army, he attended the Jacksonville Barber College, Inc., receiving the degree of Practitioner of Barbering March 8, 1965 and worked as a Barber for many years.
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Simon joined forces with the Lake City Fire Department obtaining the rank of Lieutenant and retired after more than 20 years of service. He was a member of Bethel A.M. E. Church, serving faithfully until his death.
Cherishing memories: children, Simeon Honer, Sr. (Franchetta), Leesburg, FL., Kevin Honer (Charlotte), Montgomery, AL., Shannon Honer, Orlando, FL.; brother, Samuel Honer (Verdell – deceased); brother-in-law, Fred Jones; sister-in-law, Edna Mae Honer; grandchildren, Simetta Honer, Simeon Honer, Jr., Kevin Honer, Jr., and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Timotheus and Timarion Reed; devoted companion, Bettie Tillman; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Bro. Simon Honer will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 838 SW County Road 242, Lake City, FL., Rev. James L. Houston, Pastor. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL.
(386) 752-4366. "The Caring Professionals"
Published in Lake City Reporter on Dec. 6, 2012
Combs Funeral Home
292 NE Washington St Lake City, FL 32055