David Scott Simon

Born on August 31, 1961

Departed on September 5, 2019

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Mr. David Scott Simon

David Simon, age 58, of Antioch, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Saint Thomas West Hospital surrounded by his family. David was born on August 31, 1961 in Bristol, VA to the late Oscar Franklin Simon and Peggy Joanne Poff Simon.

David was a loving husband, brother, and friend. He was proud to be from Catonsville, MD., and was a member of the graduating class of Catonsville Senior High School in 1979. He attended the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor Degree from Aurora Illinois University. David enjoyed fishing and restoring classic cars. He was a talented musician and songwriter and leaves behind many good friends in the music and entertainment industry.

David was known for his compassionate heart and generous demeanor. He was both a student and teacher of music theory and practices. David enjoyed helping others discover their musical talents and was known to encourage friends and strangers alike to become better at whatever musical pathway they undertook.

He is survived by his loving wife of 5 years, Susan Simon; Brother Lewis Simon; and dear friends Ernie Sykes, Darren & Vicky Long, and many more adoring friends and family. David was proceeded in death by his mother Peggy Simon and father Oscar Simon of Bristol, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in David’s name to Nashville Cat Rescue at:
PO Box 140898
Nashville, TN. 37214
https://nashvillecatrescue.org/

Please come and celebrate David’s life with a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00PM. A reception and time of reflection will follow the service.

9 Comments to Mr. David Scott Simon

  1. Rick Luningham
    September 7, 2019 11:23 pm

    Sorry my friend that we never got around to writing some songs together as we use to talk about. ‘Hillbilly’ Rick.’

  2. lucy remillard
    September 9, 2019 2:58 pm

    For your kindness…thank you! Wonderful ETRS memories. Susan, sending deepest regrets.

  3. Dave Jones
    October 25, 2019 9:42 pm

    Very sorry and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Betsy and I send our deepest condolences to Susan, family, and dear friends. So glad we got together a few years ago to reminisce about our high school days. He was a good friend and a great guy. Rest In Peace!

  4. Sonya Haskins
    October 30, 2019 11:40 am

    If I had to name my favorite co-worker from my years at Ernest Tubb Record Shop, it would be Dave Simon! He was so genuine, truly one of “the good guys”. He is missed. Susan, I’m so sorry that y’all didn’t get to enjoy more years together.

  5. Darren Long
    October 30, 2019 5:13 pm

    Lovely video of Dave’s life. That’s the Dave I like to recall-smiling and playing guitar. I knew him for 21 years. We had a fun time as ‘Dave & Darren’, sharing music, life, memories, and especially performing many shows. I miss you buddy.

  6. Liz Rogers (Scott)
    October 30, 2019 6:18 pm

    Simon, it was a pleasure working with you the two years I was at Ernest Tubb’s. You were a hoot to talk to you and your sweet demeanor was contagious! I hate that we lost contact after I went back home to Alabama. Thank you for helping me feel part of the ETRS family during a time that was personally very hard for me. I will never forget just how welcome you made me feel through my awkwardness. Love to you my ETRS brother xoxo

  7. Sharon Cort
    October 31, 2019 8:57 pm

    I cannot ever think of Dave without imagining the greatest smile on his face. He just made you feel happy when you were around him. I am so sad to hear that he has left us far too soon. His talent and his sense of humor will shine forever in my heart, as well as I know his friends and family. Deepest condolences to his wife, Susan. I’m so sorry 😢😢

  8. Sherri
    November 1, 2019 9:11 pm

    So thankful for the 20 plus years that you were in my life. We had so many adventures and so many shenanigans! I’ll never ever forget them. My famous words to Dave (all of the time) …. “Dang it, Dave! ” Oh and I’ll never ever forget you doing all of my college
    Accounting work for me! ❤️ Gosh darn it, you left us too soon my friend.

  9. Greg Shanahan
    November 3, 2019 7:15 pm

    Dave, although we only crossed paths a few times in life, I can’t forget your positivity. You were a great friend and influence to my brother and that means a lot.

    As you are in the ultimate jam session now.

    Gonna be some sweet sounds
    Coming down on the nightshift

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