Bryan Simon

Bryan Milton Simon

07-03-1938 - 10-06-2023

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Obituary of Bryan Milton Simon

Bryan Simon, 85 of Columbia, SC passed away October 6, 2023. Born July 3, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Milton Simon and Louise Simon. 

Bryan was a proud graduate of “THE Central High School” in Memphis, Tennessee where his love of music began. Central is where he met his wife, Janna Prange Simon. Bryan and Janna celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this year. Bryan’s adventure with music had the family living in California, Georgia, Texas and most recently retiring in South Carolina. Bryan was a musical instrument repairman (say it with me) “since 1956” getting his start at the Colie Stoltz Music Store in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Stoltz was Bryan’s inspiration for his own music store, Music Dox, located in Marrietta, Georgia. 

Bryan’s love of animals included horses, donkeys, dogs, and cats. He was never alone because there was always a dog in his lap or at his feet. 

Bryan was a Choir Director and Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA. He was a Commissioner to the General Assembly in 1983 when the US and UPUSA merged to make the PCUSA. 

Bryan is survived by his loving wife, Janna Prange Simon, his children, Marty Barritt of Henderson, NV; Clayton Simon (Mary) of Mission Viejo, CA; Rosie Robinson (Eric) of Columbia, SC; and Karan Bundrick of Columbia, SC, his grandchildren, Sarah Seifert (Troy); Bryan English (Stephanie); Chrissy Riches (Tanner); Maggie Kreitz (Ryan); Bryce Simon; Anna Simon; Isaac Simon (Megan); Wyatt Robinson; Laken Robinson; Knox Robinson; Finn Bundrick; and Eli Bundrick, his eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Louise Simon, sisters, Anna Simon Henderson, and Faye Janet Simon. 

The family would like to thank the staff of Prisma Baptist, Midlands Rehabilitation Hospital, and Pruitt Health for their outstanding support and care of Bryan. 

A Memorial Service will take place Monday, November 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1112 Hummingbird Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169. The service will be streamed live on YouTube @ProvidencePresbyterianSC 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Irmo Music Foundation to honor Bryan‘s legacy of supporting music education. Irmo Music Foundation, PO Box 418, Irmo, SC 29063. Donations can also be made online at:

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.

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Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, November 6, 2023
Providence Presbyterian Church
1112 Hummingbird Drive
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States