Thomas “Tom Bill” William Simon passed on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Terre Haute. Thomas was born Jan. 26, 1972, to Thomas H. Simon and Janice K. Simon, in Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Simon Jr.; his maternal grandfather, Herman G. Brown; and his paternal grandparents, Thelma and Thomas Simon Sr.
Thomas is survived by his mother, Janice; one sister, Jodi Simon Crowe; one niece, Chelsea; one nephew, Ryan Thomas; his grandmother, Virginia “Ginny” Brown; two uncles, Steve Brown (Amy) and Mike Simon (Andrea); two aunts, Joyce Laine and Sharon Carpenter (Kirby); and many cousins, Stevie, Eddie, Jeff, Mikey, Jon, Frankie, Brad and Matt and his love, Kelly Rose Simon and her children Talon and Kelsey McClara.
Tom Bill loved attending and watch NASCAR every chance he had, and his favorite driver was Dale Jr. He loved spending time in his backyard either with friends around the fire pit or target practice with his guns.
Tom Bill has had his eyes on the sky since the age of 16, when he first received his pilot’s license. Tom Bill has spent his life since then working on airplanes as an aircraft inspector at Brown Flying School. He graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 1990 and Ivy Tech Community College in 1992, then attended Baker’s School of Aeronautics.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society or Riley’s Children’s Foundation. A celebration of life will be Monday, Nov.10, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. Per his wishes cremation is scheduled. Online condolences can be made at: