Desider "Dez" Simcoe, III

Desider "Dez" Anthony Simcoe III, 79 of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at Baptist Health Hardin. He was a born in Moultrie, GA where his dad was receiving pilot training for the AAF. He lived in Vienna, Austria and Dayton,OH and entered the USAF from Los Angeles, CA and they sent him to such diverse and exciting places such as Japan, Taiwan, Arizona, Panama Canal Zone, Thailand, California and Germany and retired after 26 years. He enjoyed sports officiating, hunting and fishing, loved traveling the world and spending time with his family, and going to swap meets in his normal attire of bib overalls Desider was preceded in death by his parents, Desider A. Simcoe, Jr. and Catherine Breuilly Simcoe. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Williams Simcoe; three children, Catherine M. and Robert Oberg, Desider A. and Peggy Simcoe IV and Mary B. and Thomas Byrne; his siblings, Roberta and Andy Wilson, Geoffrey and Janice Simcoe, Daniel and Dawn Simcoe, Courtney and Thomas Guinn and Christina Collins; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 13th at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time for the service at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be expressed online at


Friday, January 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Friday, January 13, 2023 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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