Joe Simo Jr, 64, of Plano, passed away on Sunday September 11, 2016, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. Born and raised in Raymondville, Joe spent his formative years travelling, camping, hunting, and fishing. He also showed an affinity for photography, and loved both reading and writing. Joe attended the University of Texas, graduating with a master’s degree in geology which led him to a lifelong career in the oil and gas industry. For the next 43 years he would remain a passionate student of geology and a dedicated advocate of the oil and gas industry as a whole.
In 2012 Joe started his own oil & gas exploitation and geological consulting firm with a focus on using new methods to extract additional hydrocarbons from previously abandoned wells. His passion
and high level of commitment to his work was only surpassed by his love of family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Teresa Simo.
Surviving his loss are his beloved wife Suzanne; daughter Katrina Micaela Leigh and husband Chance of Georgetown; son Andrew Joseph Simo of Georgetown; his step-daughter Joey Marshall of Grapevine and step-son Justin Marshall of Dallas; sister Nilda Frias and husband Juan of San Antonio; 3 grandchildren Carter, Madison and Cullen; and countless other family members and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and LifeCare Hospital of Plano.
A memorial service will be held in Austin on October 8 at 10am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Another memorial service will be held in Dallas on October 15 at 11am at the Aria Funeral Home on Preston Road.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252