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Obituary for James E. Simington

James E. Simington

James Edward Simington, age 66 of Delton, passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2020. James was born on August 28, 1953 in Kalamazoo, the son of Thomas Simington and Alice (Hale) Bleeker. James was a very accomplished jeweler, traveling the United States and owned a jewelry business with his son from 1999 to 2012. James was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to tell stories about his adventures. James was very proud of his family and enjoyed talking about his kids to anyone. He enjoyed spending time with his favorite companion, BoBo. James is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet E. Simington; mother: Alice Bleeker; children: Renae (Randy) Anson, Alicia (Kevin) Graham, and James Truman (Kady A.) Simington; grandchildren: Mason Leonard, Sydney Leonard, Megan Simington, James Truman Simington Jr., Willow Simington; Spencer Graham, Natalee (Princess) Graham; and four step grandchildren; great grandchildren: Rowan Moore and Morrison Harmon; brothers: Randy Simington, Bob Simington, and Jeff (Susan) Simington; sisters: Kelly (Rob) Martin and Robin (Gary) Bleeker; special friends: Ryan and Kim Ivans and Little Rex; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog: BoBo. James was preceded in death by his fathers: Thomas Simington and Truman Bleeker; and brother: Brian Bleeker. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend special thanks to Grove Street Café and all of his friends there. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for James’s family.