James Leroy Simones, Jr.

September 02, 1946 ‒ June 26, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: James Leroy Simones, Jr., 69, of Mansfield passed away Sunday morning June 26, 2016 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.

The son of James and Lena (Blevins) Simones, James was born September 2, 1946 in Grayson, Kentucky.

He married Bonnie Marker on August 10, 1969 and the two remained Mansfield area residents.

While living in California, Jim served as a firefighter.  Self employed, Jim worked as a mechanic and carpenter.  A naturally gifted artist, he excelled at sketching with charcoal and lead.  Musically talented, Jim sang with the Drifters.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, and his favorite genre was country gospel.

Jim attended Living Truth Community Church in Willard.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Bonnie Simones of Mansfield, daughter Rosalena Simones of Mansfield, Sandra (David) Montgomery of Plymouth, and James Leroy Simones, III of Georgia; grandchildren Cody, Casey, Braydon, Shelby, and Shayla Burgy, Noah, Jonah, Alexandra, and Rebecca Montgomery; great grandchildren Trinity, Jennifer, Chloe, and Harry; 18 siblings; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings.

A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 am at Living Truth Community Church, 631 South Main Street, Willard, Ohio 44890.

The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simones family and online condolences to Jim’s family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Our earthly loss and Heavens gain.
    Jim was a good, fine, and genuine man. He never thought he was better than anyone else and would always lend you a hand if needed. Everyone was family. He believed in the simple things of life, family, love, and God. He lives on in Heaven watching you all from above.
    It was my honor and privilege to be a part of his life and family. Men like him are rare.

    Heidi Kippenberger BSN MSNEd RN ARNP