Obituary of Richard Simon (1971 – 2021) – Sandy, UT
On Tuesday September 14, 2021, Richard “Diesel” Dick Simon III, son, brother and beloved friend passed away at the age of 17.
Diesel is survived by his three sisters, Olivia, Dominique (Andrew) and Rylee (Grayson), his mother Michelle and several cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
Diesel was born on November 5, 2003 in Salt Lake City, UT, to Richard and Michelle.
Diesel was extremely talented in all aspects of his life. He excelled in skateboarding from a young age and practiced it throughout his life. Skateboarding has brought him a lot of his friends, helped him build many close relationships, and even helped him start his own clothing business. Later in his life he discovered music. He composed several songs in his bedroom and recorded them in a studio and performed at the Complex in Salt Lake City, UT.
Diesel’s friends say he was the most talented, funniest, kindest person they knew. He was truly a light to everyone he met. Many of his friends say he inspired them to be the best versions of themselves. He followed his father’s example by helping everyone in any way he could. He always had friends for dinner, last minute vacations, or just to spend the night when times were tough. He enjoyed car rides with his wonderful girlfriend and having breakfast with his father and grandfather.
The short life of the diesel was completely gasoline and without brakes. He has done more in 17 years than most people in their lifetime. He recognized his talents and opportunities early on and followed all his dreams. He was secretly the biggest teddy bear, which wasn’t a side he let everyone see. He will be missed every day for the rest of our lives and we are so grateful to be able to see all that he has created and accomplished.
Please join us for a viewing service which will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He will be buried with his father the next day. Please also join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Galena Hills Park (12500 S Vista Station Blvd, Draper, UT) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club charity at www.bgca.org. Our family chose this organization because Diesel and King have dedicated their lives to caring for their friends who have become their family.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune September 20-22, 2021.