Troy Simonds

Troy Wayne Simonds, age 86, of Ducktown, Tennesse, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Troy was born in Murphy, North Carolina, to the late H. Waldo and Anna Mae Satterfield Simonds. He attended the Ducktown United Methodist Church. 

Mr. Simonds proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. 

He was retired from Tennessee Chemical in labor relations and served as an arbitrator. Since the age of 12, he made music with his guitar and had become a very accomplished musician.  He released his first CD in 2003; “Just Troy, Just Country.” 

He is survived by his loving wife, Billie Simonds of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jan (Rick) Moberg; brother, Steve Simonds; sisters, Dolores Sisson and June Hauck; seven grandchildren, Kienan Bjorkland, Regan Powers, Keslie Scott Andres Bjorkland, Sven Moberg, Erik Moberg and Elsie Moberg; seven great-grandchildren;  many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. from the Akins of Copperhill Chapel with Chaplain Janet Moberg officiating. Music was by the Rev. Doug Simonds.  Interment followed in the Crestlawn Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent online to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, Tennessee was charge of the arrangements.

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