Hal Simon

April 27, 1963May 4, 2012

Harold (Hal) Franklin Simon III, 49, finally succumbed to his disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and went to be with his Lord and Savior early Friday morning May 4th. He passed away at his home in Cedar Park, TX surrounded by his family and loved ones. Hal was born April 27, 1963.

He was preceded in death by his father Harold Franklin Simon Jr., along with his sister Jannie Sue Simon Smith, and his brother David Wayne Dominey. Hal is survived by his mother, Mrs. Naomi Tatom Simon Motsinger of Pine Bluff, and daughters Tiffany and Jenna Simon.

Hal grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1981. He was employed with Varco Pruden Buildings for over 25 years. In 1994, the company promoted Hal to District Sales Manager of the South Texas Region, and him and his family moved to Cedar Park, TX, a suburb of Austin, TX where they have happily resided since.

Hal loved sports, and especially loved to play golf. He also enjoyed entertaining his friends and family. He could often be found grilling while wearing his goofy Hawaiian shirts with a Miller Lite in his hand.

In April of 2011, Hal received his devastating diagnosis of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after noticing shaking in his left hand. The swift progression of his disease, though tragic, was a blessing in that he did not have to suffer long. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the ALS association in honor of Hal’s memory.

Austin, Texas services will be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home. The visitation is 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012 with a funeral service on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas services will be held at Fuller-Hale Funeral Home, 1621 S. Cherry St. Pine Bluff, AR 71601 with a visitation Friday, May 11, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6707 Dollarway Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71602 on Saturday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m.

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  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Visitation (Arkansas) Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Graveside Service (Arkansas) Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Tiffany Simon

January 8, 2013

I really miss u Dad, it doesn't get any easier. I love u so much and wish u were still here

Tiffany Simon

January 8, 2013

I really miss u seems harder every day. I love u

Pam Kittrell

May 8, 2012

Tiffany and Jenna, I love the photos of your Dad with you girls. He so loved you both and what a blessing you were to him. Prayers for all and hugs to you girls. Thank you for your loving care and devotion.

May 8, 2012

My heart felt sympathy for your loss.. We will all miss him greatly.
Helen Brown / American Buildings Co. Columbus, Ga

Teresa Bubbus Harris

May 8, 2012

I pray for you to receive the Comforting Peace only our Lord can provide as you grieve for Hal. I knew Hal from Watson Chapel and from Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. Blessings to the family.

May 7, 2012

Your suffering is over and you are finally at peace. It's been a long hard journey for you and you will be missed by all. We are happy we were able to meet and spend some time with you at Sabrina's High School graduation. Our prayers go out to your family and especially your mother, who has to bury another child. She must be a strong person. We pray God will bless her and give her strength. Jeanne & Carmelo Marciante, The Villages, FL

Marie Amador-Degollado

May 7, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you expecially for Hal's daughters and my dear friend and co-worker Pam. May the Lord sustain you at this difficult time.

May 7, 2012

I would like to send my deepest condolences to Hal's family. We were in the same class and I remember him very well as a friend, a very intelligent man and somewhat of a practical joker. I had not seen Hal in quite a few years, and I did not realize that he was sick. May the "Most High" comfort his family and ease their pain.
Myron Harris (Malmo, Sweden)

Darla Rhodes-Dunemn

May 7, 2012

I remember Hal being one of the nicest guys in High School.. someone that everyone loved being around. He will be greatly missed here... but greatly welcomed in Heaven where his suffering ends. Praying for friends and family who will greatly miss his presence. God Bless you during this difficult time.

Trey Hagood

May 7, 2012

Peace be with you Hal. Strength and Prayers for his family.