Troy Simonds

    Troy Wayne Simonds, 86, of Ducktown, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
    Troy was born in Murphy to the late H. Waldo and Anna Mae Satterfield Simonds.
    He attended Ducktown United Methodist Church.
    Mr. Simonds proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
    He was retired from Tennessee Chemical in labor relations and served as an arbitrator.
    Since age 12, he has 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;  and many other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, from the Akins of Copperhill Chapel with Chaplain Janet Moberg officiating. Music was by the Rev. Doug Simonds. Interment followed in the Crestlawn Cemetery.
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    Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.