Glenn “Frenchy” Simon


Long-time South Belt area resident Glenn Wayne “Frenchy” Simon, 73, passed away at home January 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Simon later moved to Texas and graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962 and has maintained life-long friendships with his high school friends.

After marrying Linda Gail Simon in 1966, he was drafted into the Army and served in Korea.

In 1969 he and Linda moved to the South Belt area. A member of the Painters Local, he formed his own commercial painting contracting company after working for Te-Ko and ran his company until his 2009 retirement.

A lifelong lover of hunting and fishing, he especially enjoyed the annual Frenchy’s Fish Fry he hosted each October at Sagemont Church’s Danbury Lodge, where he volunteered for 11 years. Prior to that volunteer job, he served for 15 years on the parking team at Sagemont Church. His enjoyment of church contacts extended to his and Linda’s bowling team.

Above all, Simon loved his family. His son, Russell Clayton, preceded him in death. Russell died on Oct. 22, 2016, shortly before his father’s diagnosis of lymphoma.

Simon is also survived by his daughter Christine Renee Elliott and husband Christopher Elliott; grandchildren Jonathan Glenn Elliott, David Elliott, Stephen Elliott, and Anna Rene Elliott. Also sisters Beverly Ann Burkland, Linda Sue Vaughn, Jeanne Marie Sleptenson, and brother Jimmy Simon.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, January 11, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home, 6777 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena 77505. The service celebrating Frenchy’s life will be held at 10:00am Friday, January 12, at Sagemont Church. Interment will be at Vance Cemetery in Vance, Texas at 2:00pm Saturday, January 13.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frenchy’s name may be made to Sagemont Church.