Obituaries

Frederick Edwin "Fred" Simerly

September 22, 1925 - March 19, 2021

Frederick Edwin

Obituary

Frederick “Fred” Edwin Simerly, 95, of Belvidere, Illinois passed away peacefully, Friday March 19, 2021 at Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere, Illinois. Fred was born September 22, 1925 in Twiggs County, Georgia, the son of Adam and Laura (Brady) Simerly. Fred spent 31 years working for Peter J. O’Brien Paving Contractors as a construction laborer. Fred married his sweetheart, Beverly Chamberlain, on December 21, 1970 in Maywood, Illinois. He was a member of the Construction Labor Union Local #1006. Fred was also a member at Belvidere First Assembly of God. He loved volunteering with the food pantry. He was an avid sports fan, including all sports except golf. Fred loved bowling, fishing, and watching sports. He loved to laugh and tell jokes and especially loved his family.
Fred is lovingly survived by his beloved wife, Beverly; daughter, Elena (Brian) Reynard; sons, Adam (Juli) Simerly, Troy (Lilia) Buchanan, and Tony (Mary Jane) Buchanan; grandchildren; Elissa, Dustin, Kyle, Nathan, Cody, Mikayla and Joshua; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.
Fred is preceded in death by both parents; son Curtis Simerly; two brothers, AC Simerly and Holbert Simerly; and sister, Lizzie Belle Horne.

A visitation for Fred will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Belvidere First Assembly of God, 1105 7th Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A funeral ceremony will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Rev. David Smith will officiate. Social distancing and masks required.
A second visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, 2285 N. Main St., Madisonville, KY. Funeral to follow at the funeral home. Pastor Nathan Bruce will officate. Burial at Browder Cemetery, Madisonville, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions can be given in care of the family. To share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Belvidere First Assembly of God

1105 7th Avenue
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

(815) 544-3906

A visitation for Fred will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Belvidere First Assembly of God, 1105 7th Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A second visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, 2285 N. Main St., Madisonville, KY.

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Belvidere First Assembly of God

1105 7th Avenue
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

(815) 544-3906

A funeral ceremony will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Rev. David Smith will officiate. Social distancing and masks required. A second visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, 2285 N. Main St., Madisonville, KY. Services to follow at the funeral home. Pastor Nathan Bruce will officiate.

Burial at Browder Cemetery, Madisonville, Kentucky.

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We are so sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Jarret, Heidi, Savannah, Eli Loofboro

Loofboro Family 2021-03-25T04:52:14

I Iove you Fred… peace and prayers to Beverly and family… we love you all !!!

Nita Jones Brannen- petit 2021-03-23T20:37:25

My heart and prayers are with the family. Sad for us, but if we could see him now!

Robin Vore 2021-03-23T08:43:54

My deepest heartfelt condolences to my precious friends. Praying for you.

Liz Greiner 2021-03-23T00:07:08

We will surely miss Fred and we will surely have great memories and you are in our prayers always 💕

Mary & Butch 2021-03-22T19:42:13

We will surely miss Fred and can only wish Beverly our sincere condolences and our prayers are with you 🙏

Mary Innis 2021-03-22T19:36:15

Oh how we will miss that smiling face and the fun times we had at our Seasons Pkwy gatherings. He was such a sweet person. God be with your family in this trying time, but just know God is shaking his hand and welcoming him in heaven.

Bob & Yoland Cunningham 2021-03-22T17:22:59

Beverly, Adam, Troy,& Tony, I am so so sorry for your loss, Fred was a great man, husband & father, friend & a GOD fearing man, he was lots of laughs growing up!, ya’ll are in my prayers & thoughts, due to my accident, I’m not able to make that drive, or I sure would be there, just know I love ya’ll & I’m just a phone call away!, praying for peace!

tracy crawford (burlingame) 2021-03-22T16:08:49

So sorry Beverly
I know you wil miss him
He was such a happy person all the time. Sending prayers for you and your family. If you need anything please let me know. Love you.

Sandi Cayler 2021-03-22T15:12:54

Bev,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know the love you two shared doesn’t come along too often. I hope that your memories of Fred will bring you great comfort. All my love, Kathy Short.

Beverly 2021-03-22T15:02:55

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