Gerald Lee Simunek
May 20, 1945 - March 16, 2020
A private graveside service for Gerald Lee Simunek, 74 of Enid, who died Monday, March 16, 2020, at Greenbrier Nursing Home, will be held Friday, March 20, 2020, at Bison Cemetery with Rev. Mark Mason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Gerald was born May 20, 1945, in Enid to Emil F. and Emma (Navratil) Simunek of Bison, and lived on the family farm just northeast of Bison. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Bison, Waukomis High School, SWSC in Weatherford, and OSU in Stillwater.
During his youth, he served hundreds of Masses as an altar boy. After college, he moved to Enid and worked in construction his entire adult life. He was passionate about OU Football, reading, weight lifting, and bicycle riding. He was honest, hard-working, and never spoke unkindly about anyone.
Gerald is survived by his sister, Jeannette (David) Fletcher of Enid, nieces, Amy Harmon of Edmond, Becky Copello of San Diego, Lydia Sholing of Guam, nephews, Nick Fletcher of Luther, Joey Fletcher of Tulsa, long-time companion and friend, Barbara Jolley, his coffee drinking buddies, and his many friends at Greenbrier.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Daily Bread, OMRF-Parkinson Division.
Special thanks to Rev. Kelly Edwards, Rev. Mark Mason, Willard Patocka, David Markes, Dr. Joseph Knapik, Dr. Jami Benton, the dedicated staff at Greenbrier Nursing Home, and to the staff at Bass Hospital.
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Norman and Tina Tate and family
Mar 20, 2020
Jeannette, David, and family,
Dear precious friends, we are thinking of and praying for you at this sorrowful time. Wish we could have been there for all of you. Gerald will be missed. Remember, they who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. Love to all of you.
Noreen Eccleston
Mar 18, 2020
To Jeanie, David and family
God will bless you for the love and care you provided Gerald during his illness. Gerald was very special to me. He was not only my cousin but my first playmate. We grew up together and were classmates at St. Joseph’s School at Bison. He’ll be buried on the hill overlooking the farm where we spent hours together playing and exploring the ravines and creeks. May God’s love also comfort You during this difficult time.