Mr. Milton R. Simon, 89, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 while residing at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, LA. Of Assyrian descent, Mr. Simon was to born to Robert and Sarah Simon on Philmore Street in San Francisco on February 5, 1928.
Mr. Milton was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 20, 1951. He completed Army Quartermaster Supply Records Course at Ft. Lee. He was then assigned to the Pacific Arena to serve in the Logistics Career field in both Korea and Japan. A veteran of the Korean War, he was awarded the United Nations Service Medal as well as the Korean Service Medal.
Mr. Simon lived in the Lake Charles area where he worked for Radford Buick for 31 years. In the 1980’s he was one of the owners of Crain-Simon Chevrolet. In 1987, he and his family opened and operated M. Simon Furniture store. Milton loved sports and truly enjoyed coaching Mid-City Little League baseball.
Milton grew up in Turlock, CA (The Valley). He loved the country – when he was not working or coaching, you find him at the farm in Ragley, which he referred to as his “Country Club”.
Mr. Simon is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean Simon. He is also preceded by his brothers, Marshal Simon and Edwin Simon and his sister, Helen Simon.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son Mark Simon and his daughter Andrea Simon. He also leaves nieces, Barbara Glenn and Carolyn Mitchell and his nephew Steven Desimone, all of the San Francisco Bay area.
The family will receive guests from 9-12 at Johnson Funeral Home Sunday morning, April 2, 2017. Services will follow in the chapel at 12 Noon, officiated by Reverend Charles Dodd and Reverend Joel Faulk. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings for their love, care and support.