Dallas J. Simon, Jr.

Dallas J. Simon, Jr. (83) passed away Friday July 30, 2021 in Houston, TX after complications from a stroke.

He fought a gallant battle, but His Father had other plans for him.

Dallas was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, January 11, 1938, to Dallas and Mabel Simon.  He was raised in Rayne and graduated from Rayne High School (1956) and USL (University of Southwestern Louisiana).

He was a very proud member of the Marine Corps from 1958-1962.  After serving with the Marines, he moved back to Lafayette.  In 1966 he moved to Houston to begin a long career in accounting.  He worked for Superior Oil, Ada Resources, and Aminoil.  He also worked for H & R Block for 30 years in Lafayette and Houston. He and his first wife, LaNell Meynard had three children (Gus, Todd, and Camille). After their divorce, years later he met Martha Littlejohn, and they were married for 39 years.

He and his wife, Martha, moved to Lafayette in 1984 for just a few years, which turned out to be 29 years.

They recently moved back to Houston to be closer to family.

He was known for his sense of humor, always ready with a joke, and his love of sports. He loved the Ragin Cajuns and especially his New Orleans Saints.  It was always said that he never met a stranger and was able to give life to any room.

He also did a mean job of barbecuing and loved playing bouree.  His true love, however, was to be with all of his family.

Dallas was active in the Ragin Cajun Club of Houston and was an active member of the Carencro Lions Club, until he moved to Houston.

Dallas is survived by his wife of 39 years, his children, Gus Simon (Melanie), Todd Simon (Lisa), and Camille Bates (Larry) and granddaughters Julia Simon, Izzy Simon, Colette Simon, Allison Simon and soon (2 weeks) Simone Marie Bates.

Also survived by Martha’s children, Sandy Littlejohn, Susie Thornton (Bill) and Larry Littlejohn (Nancy) and grandchildren, Cali Littlejohn, Lauren Littlejohn, and Josh Davis (Sara) and their 3 children in addition to numerous cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and his ex-wife LaNell Meynard.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 9th from 6:00 till 8:00 pm. at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.  There will be a time to share memories at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 10th at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home with burial to follow at Houston National Cemetery.


  1. Dear Simon family, Hope and I are deeply saddened at the passing of Dallas. He was always a ray of sunshine wherever he went. Dad (L.J) told me years ago to keep in touch with your friends. They are what is most important. For Dad, Dallas and Martha were those cherished friends.

    Michael Olivier
  2. Martha and Simon/Littlejohn family…. Words cannot express our terrific sense of loss on the passing of this irreplaceable friend. All we can do is recall the wonderful memories of trips, get togethers and just plain overall visiting.

    May Dallas enjoy peace and serinity during his eternal journey.

    L. J. & Ann Olivier
  3. For my dear old fun-loving Cajun friend. I have so many great great memories of us and all the fun time we spent together. I had hoped we could create a few more, but sadly that is not the case. I love you Dallas and will always miss you. Martha, Anita and I wish you nothing but love and all the best going forward. James and Anita Sweat.

  4. Mrs. Martha and Family,
    I was deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Dallas. You both were such good friends to Mom (Freda) and Dad (Kenneth).
    Misty and I were truly blessed to have Mr. Dallas as a pallbearer for both our parent’s funerals.
    You were both much loved by all the neighbors in Rivers Bend.
    May GOD’s love and mercy shine down on you and your entire families during this most difficult time.

    Eddie Martin

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