Robert Jay ‘Bird’ Simons

Robert Jay ‘Bird’ Simons

Robert Jay “Bird” Simons, 61, of Drayton, N.D., passed away on Nov. 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas from lung cancer.

The family is supporting Jay’s wishes of no services.

Jay was born in North Dakota to Stan and Caryl Simons in 1957. He went to Drayton High School. He married Tonja R. Bond on Nov. 7, 2014 in Granbury, Texas. He worked as a used car sales manager for Buz Post for several years. He also worked for Van Griffith Kia for about 14 years as a car sales associate. He loved to sell cars, talk cars, anything about cars. He said, “I would do my job for free because I love it so much. I work because I love what I do.”

He has received over 90 awards, trophies, pins, plaques, etc. over the years, all in the name of cars. Once he became ill, leaving the job he loved so dearly became tough on him.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents Stan and Caryl Simons; one brother, John Simons; and a stepson Keenan Prachyl.

Jay is survived by his wife, Tonja R. Bond-Simons and his daughter J’Renee Simons both of Arlington, Texas; his sister Sue Colville and her husband Bob of Arizona; his brother Steve Simons and wife Evelyn of North Dakota; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.

Donations may be sent to Van Griffith Kia – Granbury, Texas in support of his family along with any cards, letters, flowers, etc.

Jay’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Gary and Sheryll Bond, Van Griffith Kia, JPS Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Isa at JPS Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia and wife Julia Thompson, Dr. Ashok G. Patel, Mansfield Family Dentistry, Compassionate Care Hospice, Moore Bowen Funeral Home, Arlington PD, Paramedics, Nurses and MCA Hospital.

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