Ronald Larry Simon, Jr. was born on January 22, 1951 in Palmetto, Florida to the late Ronald Simon, Sr. and Betsy Mae Simon-Harvey. Ronald Larry Simon answered God’s call when he peacefully passed away on Thursday morning, September 16, 2021 surrounded by family.
He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Ronald graduated from Manatee County School District, Palmetto High School. He later enlisted in the Air Force where he served 10 years. Ronald was a faithful and dedicated employee of the Manatee County School District where he worked as Head Custodian at Manatee Elementary School for 39 years. He retired and continued to serve his community by taking care of his family and friends. Ronald had a loving, humble and giving heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hamilton and Betsy May Simon-Harvey and several siblings.
Ronald is survived by a loving wife, Mrs. Barbara Mitchell-Simon, three daughters, Tonia Simon of Bradenton, FL, Charlana Simon, Riverview, FL and Tyrae Simon of Monticello, New York; one son, Tyler Simon, Monti- cello, New York; one granddaughter, Caliese Simon; one sister, Joannie Tift, Palmetto, FL; two cousins, Samuel and Gregory Bailey; a host of other relatives and friends.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. (John 14 1-6 KJV) 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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