|Birth: ||May 20, 1913|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2008|
Wiley Burl Simcox, age 94, of Mountain City, passed away Friday, February 15, 2008 in Watauga Medical Center.
He was born on May 20, 1913 in Shouns, Tennessee, the son of the late Stacy and Villa Rash Simcox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Payne Simcox and sisters, Hettie Nichols, Nannie Dowell, and Gladys Proffitt. He had many occupations in his lifetime. He worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and at a shipyard in Maryland during the onset of WWII. Back in Johnson County he owned and operated his own sawmill. For several years he worked for the Johnson County Highway Department in bridge construction. The first cement bridges in the county were built under his supervision. He was also a farmer and cattleman, but raising cattle was his favorite area of farming. He was an avid horseman and always kept horses on the farm. He was instrumental in organizing the horse show for the Bean Festival during the 1950's. He was a faithful member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church where he led singing for many years.
Survivors include his daughter, of Mountain City; his son, of Mountain City; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the service to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Mike Smith, Minister officiating. Burial will follow in Dunn Cemetery.
Stacy Harrison Simcox (1884 - 1956)
Villa May Rash Simcox (1885 - 1966)
Hettie Luzena Simcox Nichols (1907 - 1993)*
Nannie Maybell Simcox Dowell (1909 - 1993)*
Gladys Rachel Simcox Proffitt (1911 - 1986)*
Wiley Burl Simcox (1913 - 2008)
Dunn Memorial Park
Created by: Sherry Hodges
Record added: Oct 26, 2012
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