On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Richard “Diesel” Dick Simon III, loving son, brother, and 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 every facet of his life. He excelled at skateboarding at a very young age and pursued it throughout his life. Skateboarding brought him many of his friends, helped him establish many close relationships, and even helped him to create his own clothing company. Later in his life, he found 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, and the kindest person they knew. He was truly a light to everyone he met. Many of his friends say that he inspired them to be the best versions of themselves. He followed his father’s example in helping everyone in any way he could. He always had friends over for dinner, last-minute vacations, or just to spend the night when times were tough. He would enjoy car rides with his wonderful girlfriend and breakfast with his father and grandfather.
Diesel’s short life was all gas and no brakes. He did more in 17 years than most people do in a lifetime. He recognized his talents and opportunities very early on and followed every dream he had. He was secretly the biggest teddy bear, which wasn’t a side he let everyone see. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives and we’re so grateful to be able to see all he created and accomplished.
Please join us for a viewing service held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT) from 6 to 8 p.m. He will be buried with his father the following 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 has chosen this organization because Diesel and King dedicated their lives to taking care of their friends who became their family.
My very sincere condolences to Diesels family and friends. Ive been at a loss for day. Rest in Peace Diesel.
My Prayers & Condolences go out to Diesels Family I got to meet a lot of the Simon Family when I worked for Kelle but unfortunately I didn’t get to know this young Simon