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Bart Vincent Simnacher

Bart Vincent Simnacher

Funeral services for Bart Vincent Simnacher, 58, of Pep, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pep. Burial will follow in the St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, October 8 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
He passed away September 22, 2021, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.
He was to born August 10, 1963, in Littlefield, to Philip Maloy Simnacher and Joyce Ann Simnacher.
Bart was baptized and attended church at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pep. He grew up in Cochran County and attended Morton Independent School District where he excelled in music as a trumpet player and where he starred as a superb baseball pitcher and first baseman.
He farmed all his life, and in later years, he worked and lived near Pep, where he loved to fish and hunt, tend his flowers and his cat, Dennis, and just sit and observe the wildlife.
The language of Bart’s heart was music. Self-taught, he could play almost any instrument set before him. Most, however, will remember him for the guitar, whether because they had the pleasure of joining him by a campfire to listen as he sang and strummed, danced when his band played, or because they were one of the many he took joy in teaching to play themselves.
Open spaces, too, sang to him. Her was an avid wanderer, teaching his beloved nieces and nephews the thrill and contentment of being observant of the earth during many arrowhead hunting excursions, and knew the stars as friends.
It seems fitting that he left his earth just before daybreak on the first day of autumn, for he was surely smiling down on a cool and bright Texas fall day, watching for the cranes and dove and quail to begin their ancient journey as he begins his own. For death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Maloy Simnacher; grandparents, Philip and Delila Simnacher and Edward and Agnes Schlottman; aunts and uncles, Elroy Simnacher, Louise and Everett Bishop, Deloris Kapavik, Daniel and Anita Schlottman, and Anthony Schlottman.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Simnacher and his sisters, Corinna Robinson and husband Jay, Danita Young and husband Greg, Darlene Risinger and husband Mark, and Stephanie Simnacher. Other survivors include nieces and nephews Dakota and Sarah Robinson, Ryder Robinson, Dusti Robinson, Kate Young, Ria Young, Taylor and Dora Young, Chloe Young, Garrett and Shannon Risinger, Dylan Risinger, Colton Risinger, Derek Franks, and Dezarae Roberts. Also surviving are great-nieces and great-nephews Maloy, Delila, Maddie and Charlie Risinger and Parker Young, along with many cousins.

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