Oren Paul Simon, Sr.
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CROWLEY - Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel for Oren Paul Simon, Sr., 87, who died at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at his residence in Crowley, LA.
Fr. Mark Miley, Associate Pastor of Saint Michaels Catholic Church will celebrate the funeral service and the burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation may be observed on Monday from 4:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. And Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. The Holy Rosary will be prayed Monday at 6:30 p.m.
After graduation from Crowley High School, Oren served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy during WWII. He fought in a number of island battles thru the Philippines, and was part of the invasion force ready to invade Japan. He served on both the USS LST 815 and the USS LSM 161. He is a life member of American Legion Post 15 in Crowley. Another member of the "Greatest Generation" has gone home. THANK YOU for your service to your country.
After his discharge from active duty, he went to work for South Central Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Crowley as a lineman. In his 40 years of service to "Ma Bell", he worked in a variety of positions. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America while working for "Ma Bell".
Service to his country, pride in his work, and love of family and friends meant the world to Oren. We will miss him greatly.
Oren is survived by his wife Hazel "Betty" Simon; two sons, James H. Simon and his wife Cheryl Manuel Simon of Lafayette, Robert E. Simon and his wife Debbie Thibodeaux Simon of Youngsville; a daughter-in-law Patty Simon of Crowley; one sister Janice Simon Reggie of Las Vegas, NV; one brother Richard J. Simon of Hiawassee, GA; eight grandchildren, Rohn K. Simon and his wife Kelly Clark Simon of Mandeville, Oren P. Simon, III (Trey) of New Orleans, Mamie Simon Romero and her husband Paul Romero of Youngsville, Ryan P. Simon (Simon) and his wife Marisa Keefe Simon of Denver, CO, Brad Broussard and his wife Beth Broussard of Lafayette, Shelley R. Simon of New Orleans, Jacob M. Simon of Baton Rouge and Shai E. Simon of Youngsville. Eight great grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Romero, Cole Michael and Avery Kate Simon, Aiden and Allie Simon and Kameron and Grant Broussard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elias Simon and Anastasie Clement Simon; son, Oren P. Simon, Jr.; granddaughter, Robyn G. Simon; brother, Elmo P. Simon and a sister Joycie Simon Mire.
Pallbearers will be Oren P. Simon, III, Ryan P. Simon, Rohn K. Simon, Jacob M. Simon, Tyler P. Romero and Brandon J. Romero.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Cole Michael Simon, Brad Broussard, Paul Romero and Cory Roger.
Special thanks to Kathy Ashworth, Linda Abshire, Leslie Lormand, Kevin and Charmaine Leger and their family, Hospice of Acadiana and Patti Campbell for their loving care of our father.
The family request any memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post 15 of Crowley, LA.
Condolences may be sent to the family by www.geesey-ferguson.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.
GEESEY-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME,INC. - CROWLEY
301 NO AVE F Crowley, LA 70526
Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 20, 2014