Joseph Charles Simon

December 5, 1930January 4, 2018
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COTEAU HOLMES – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Joseph Charles Simon, age 87, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. Jose Padinjarepeedika will officiate the services. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home in St. Martinville from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am until service time.

A native of Gueydan and resident of Coteau Holmes, Mr. Simon passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born on December 5, 1930 to the late Claude and Evia Hargrave Simon, Joseph was the oldest of four children. Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged. He was also a 30 year member of the local 406 Union for Operators and Engineers. In March of 1957, Joseph married the love of his life, Barbara “Bobbie” Mobley, and the two have been together for 60 years. Family was very important to Joseph. He cherished every moment spent in their company. Joseph especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends and would often cook for everyone. He also loved being outside and tending to his vegetable garden. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Joseph will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara “Bobbie” M. Simon; children, Charles Simon and wife Joan of Coteau Holmes, Darlene Bourque and husband Jimmy, Sr. of Coteau Holmes, and Aaron Simon and wife Kim of Broussard; brother, Stanford Simon and wife Priscilla of Gonzales; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and beloved dog, Kimmy.

He is preceded in death by his son, Allen Simon; parents, Claude and Evia Hargrave Simon; brother, Warren Simon; and sister, Louise Luquette.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Simon, Trevor Devillier, Leland Blanchard, Joey Bourque, Chris Derouen, and Zack Simon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bourque, Sr., Joshua Bourque, Jim Smith, Merlin “T-Merl” Bourque, and Mark Allen.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 6, 2018

Joseph Charles Simon

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Cheryl Kvale

January 7, 2018

You will be missed by so many. Our hearts are broken with grief, but know that you are with our Lord now pain free. It won't be the same, but have so many good memories to fall back on. Our prayers go out to the entire family at this sorrowful time. God be with you all.

Rosco & Lonna Orso

January 6, 2018

I hate we couldn't make it to the service,but The Simon family was definitely in our thoughts and prayers...R.I. P. Mr. Joe we love you!

January 6, 2018

Prayers to you all. Uncle JC will be greatly missed.
Eric, Janet and Victoria Simon

Seth Simon

January 5, 2018

Missing all of you. Wish I could be there.

Mark $ Terri Allen

January 5, 2018

Bobbie Jean, Charlie, Darlene, Aaron and the entire Simon Family we are so sorry for the loss of Mr Joe

Henry and Tammy Munson

January 5, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to all of Simon family.

January 5, 2018

So sorry to hear this. He and my dad, Edison Marceaux, were good friends all of their life. He had called my dad last month to talk to him as he frequently would, to check on him. My dad hasnt left the house in 2 years, here in Gueydan. Mr. J.C. was a good, kind man. Sorry for your loss! Yall are in our prayers!
Kathy Marceaux Martin

James Evans

January 5, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron and Charlie (as well as all of the Simon family) as you grieve the loss of your father and find great comfort in all the memories. Sorry we couldn't get there in time for the service and to see you all. Jumbo and Tammy Evans