David Wayne Simmerman Sr.

David Wayne Simmerman Sr., 58, Greencastle, lost his battle with diabetes on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.

David was born in Greencastle, the son of Dora F. “Skeeter” and Katherine (Bixler) Simmerman, on Sept. 30, 1959, and went to Greencastle High School.

Mr. Simmerman proudly served in the United States Army.

He loved working with his hands. He enjoyed woodworking, history and old movies.

David loved spending time with family and friends reminiscing about his earlier life.

Survivors include three children, Amy Simmerman (Jesse Edwards), Greencastle, David Simmerman II (Briana Jackson) and Christian Simmerman; two brothers, Richard Simmerman (Fran), Danville, and Michael Simmerman (Marcia), Greencastle; two sisters, Kathy Covert, Greencastle, and Janice Lents, Bainbridge; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Jason Spears; a niece, Billie Jo Bowman, and two brothers-in-law, Terry Covert and Terry Lents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.