Brian Simons, 38

Brian Douglas Simons, 38, Darlington, died 5:05 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 14, 1975 in Wabash.

He was a 1994 graduate of Southwood High School in Wabash. On Sept. 5, 1998, he married Jennifer Diane Moseley at Hanfield United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Three Springs Farm & Infinity Pork Inc. alongside his wife.

Brian was an avid hunter, but his true passion was establishing wildlife habitat.  He, along with Jennifer, spent countless hours each year planting food plots, trees and many other habitat plantings on the home farm and throughout Montgomery County. Brian and Jennifer were co-recipients of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award in 2010 given by the Coal Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever.  Brian’s true love besides Jennifer, was simply being outside to witness, protect and preserve the amazing beauty that God created. He belonged to the Coal Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever & the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Surviving with his wife are his parents, B. Douglas and Pamela S. Simons; a sister, Tricia Ann Simons, all of Wabash; a niece, Hayley (Josh) Caley; a nephew, Hayden Briant Linkenhoker; his grandparents, Lois Simons, Wabash, and Lewis and Sally Holderman, LaFontaine. His grandfather, Robert Simons, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, with Pastor Paul Burris officiating.  Cremation will follow.

Memorial may be made to: American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631.

Posted on 2014 Mar 28