Timothy J. Simonton, 42 of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Hoopeston, Ill., died following a hunting accident October 15, 2005 in Clay County. He was born June 27, 1963 in Valparaiso, Ind., the son of Richard and Linda Watson Simonton.
He graduated from Community Unit School District No. 11, Class of 1982. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver working for several trucking companies in Illinois. He was a member of the NRA.
He was a Scout Master with Troop # 126 in Grand Ridge, Ill. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting, fishing, and camping. He also was a computer enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Carol Brown Simonton, formerly of Parke County; his mother and step-father Linda and Ronald Franklin of Hoopeston, Ill.; one son Robert Allen Simonton of Ft. Gordon, Ga.; one daughter Laurie Ann Simonton of Lafayette; one step-daughter Jessica Randlett and husband Mason of Bradenton, Fla.; one step-son James Wilson of Lafayette; one grandson Brenden Randlett; 4 brothers- and sisters-in-laws, Troy and Missy Simonton of Lafayette, Tony and Laura Simonton of Gilman, Ill., Jason and Tasha of E. Glen, Ill., and Josh and Becky Simonton of Hoopeston, Ill.; 2 sisters-in-law, Judy and Gary Bales and Cheryl Hunt of Brazil and one brother-in-law, Jerry Morlan also of Brazil; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister Lori Ann Simonton.
Services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Little Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and again Thursday prior to services. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com