Robert “Bob” Alan Simons, 72

Robert “Bob” Alan Simons, 72, of rural Akron, passed at 8:26 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Parkview Randallia Hospital of Ft. Wayne.

Bob was born on Dec. 29, 1948 in Wabash to Charles Robert and Lois (Highley) Simons.  He married on Dec. 12, 1975 in the Wabash Christian Church to Cheryl Sarll, she survives.

Bob was an Eagle Scout and being a leader was a large part of his life. He was a 1967 graduate of Wabash High School. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He worked for Ford Meter Box of Wabash as a supervisor, retiring after 35 years. He was an elder at the Wabash Christian Church, where he was a lifetime member.

He always enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandkids.  He was known as a giver. Bob was an avid Southwood Knights fan, never missing an opportunity to watch his grandson play.  Never failing to tell the refs which calls were right or which were wrong.  He concluded many text conversations with “OBKB”.  He will be missed greatly by his family.

Bob is survived by his wife Cheryl Simons of Akron; son Tom and wife Connie Simons of Warsaw; daughter Becky Simons of Wabash; mother Lois Simons of Wabash; grandchildren Allison and Jackson; and a brother Douglas and wife Pam Simons of Wabash.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Robert Simons and a sister Debbie Sale.

Following Bob’s wishes no services will be held at this time.

The arrangements for Mr. Simons have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 or the American Cancer Society at

Posted on 2021 Mar 22