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James "Bob" Simerly
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Obituary for James "Bob" Simerly

Bob Simerly, 75, of 525 Iris Lane, Danville, Va. passed from this life on October 7, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Russell County, Va., to the late Nancy Breding Simerly and the late Ora Stanford Simerly. He was joined in marriage to Janice Spradlin in 1992. He was a member of the North Danville Church of Christ.

Mr. Simerly was a former employee of Jesse Jones, Dan River, and Curtis Company, as a machine maintenance technician. He worked hard all of his life. He was a Mason, a member of the Carter Lodge AF&AM #323. Mr. Simerly enjoyed welding, cooking and working on vintage automobiles. He was a quiet man who saw what needed to be done and did it.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Simerly was preceded in death by two brothers, Julian Simerly and Pete Simerly; and one grandson, Michael Ora.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Simerly, of the home; his sons, James Simerly, Jr. of Stoneville, N.C., and Michael K. Simerly (Shelia) of Pelham, N.C.; his sisters, Shirley Ann Amos and Janie Ruth Roush, both of Cleveland, Va.; his brother, Danny Simerly (Wanda) of Cleveland, Va.; as well as his grandchildren, Mindy, Abby, Savanna, Sara and Megan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Minister Hershel Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to North Danville Church of Christ Transportation Fund, 519 Iris Lane, Danville, VA 24540 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Simerly family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Danville Memorial Gardens

4849 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24541

Memorial Contribution

North Danville Church of Christ

519 Iris Lane
Danville, VA 24540
Transportation Fund

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