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Richard August Simek Sr.

February 23, 1943 — January 13, 2016

Richard A. Simek Sr. , 72, of Greenback, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Wednesday January 13, 2016. Though he was born in Schenectady, NY, Richard called many places home throughout his life - East TN, South Florida or behind the wheel of his RV exploring the country. In his youth, Richard served his country as part of "Air America" during the Vietnam War. He began his career as a union sheet metal worker in upstate NY. He moved his family to Knoxville in the late 70's accepting a job with TVA until his retirement. Although he had many interests from woodworking to traveling the country with his wife Juanita, Richard's greatest passion in life was fishing. He claimed the title "angler of the year" several times as a member of the B.A.S.S Federation Club of Moorehaven, FL. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, August and Helen Simek and his first wife Karen Jandreau Simek. He is survived by his wife Juanita Hyde Simek, his children Rick and Tim Simek(Arlene), David West(Debra), Jon Jeffries(Carrie) and Jennifer Olivet(Kevin). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family greatly appreciates your donation to the Alzheimer's association which can be made at, or by calling 1-800-272-3900. A memorial service will be celebrated at 5pm on Sunday January 17, 2016 at Faith Promise Church at 539 N. Foothills Plaza Dr. Maryville, TN 37801. Burial will be private. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 982-6812.

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