A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jesse Fred & Effie Carver Simerly. Robert was retired as a Sheet Metal Worker at Allied Metals, Johnson City. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Shelia Hazelwood Simerly, by three infant children and a brother: Charles Simerly.
Survivors include his children: Shelia Hayes and special friend: Bob Williams, Johnson City and Fred Simerly & wife Jan, Hampton. Two Grandchildren: Misty Star Hardin and Lashea Hayes. Six Great Grandchildren: Devan Hayes, Jaelyn Hardin, Tynneson Hardin, Justyce Haynes, Karma Haynes and Khaos Hayes.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Hinshaw officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 in the Collins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Simerly family