William “Mark” Simerson

January 10, 1963 - January 10, 2024

01/10/1963 - 01/10/2024

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Monday January 22, 2024
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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William “Mark” Simerson

The best Husband, Dad, and Papa, Mark Simerson, 61, of Virginia Beach, passed away from pancreatic cancer on January 10, 2024 in his home with his family.

Mark was born on January 10, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia and is the son of Linda and Waid Kidd.

Mark worked for the Department of Defense for over 35 years. For 16 years, Mark was an Engineer within the Navy Price Fighters organization. As a defense acquisition expert, he performed engineering-based cost and price analysis in support of our nation’s most complex weapon systems. He collaborated with agencies across the Government, including support for programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II, F/A-18 Super Hornet, P-8A Poseidon, Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, CH-47 Chinook, and UH-60 Blackhawk. Mark was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Medal for Civil Service by the Army in 2017 and the Navy Price Fighters Eagle Award in 2023. Before joining the Navy Price Fighters, Mark was a Nuclear Machinist Work Leader at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for 19 years. Through his hard work and dedication, Mark made a substantial positive impact to our nation, increasing our readiness and serving as a good steward of taxpayer dollars. He also made a substantial positive impact to all of those who were fortunate enough to work with him. Mark provided endless kindness and support to each of his teammates and made work more enjoyable for those around him.

His family was everything to him. He cherished his wife, Valerie Murphy Simerson, of 35 years and his wonderful children and grandchildren; daughters, Sydney and Lindsey, son Murphy and his wife Emma, and his precious two grandchildren, Lennox and Stella. Every day he was proud to be the best Husband, Dad and Papa. They know he loves them forever.

In addition, Mark is survived by his three brothers, Larry Simerson and his wife, Yubi, Jeff Simerson and his wife, Kelly, and Brian Simerson. Mark also treasured all of his extended family including 3 brothers-in-law and 13 nieces and nephews.

Mark was known for his kindness, his caring nature and unfailing patience, but will also be remembered for his dependability and always being there whenever he was needed. Mark’s life was all about loving his family and caring for others. He will be very deeply missed.

We want to thank family and all our friends for giving us so much help and strength to us these last 6 weeks. We also want to thank the F-35 family and Price Fighter Family at the Naval Station Norfolk for all your kind words about Mark and his dedication to his own family and work.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m, Monday, January 22nd at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) with a reception following.

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Cathy O'Keefe
1 month ago

I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Price Fighters. He was always ready to share a kind word, happy thought, give advice, or even just listen. I truly enjoyed my interactions with Mark and know he will be deeply missed.

Rhonda Bolum
1 month ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. 🙏🏻

Renee Meyers
1 month ago

Sending you loves strength and prayers to you all..
Those who trust in the Lord lie on wings of eagles❣️

Terry Williams
1 month ago

Mark was easy to talk to and eager to contribute to whatever assignment he got at work. Condolences and prayers to the family. May Mark rest in the presence of God.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Mark Simerson, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, William Mark Simerson, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Shari Bishop
1 month ago

One of the nicest and genuine folks I first met in VB. Thinking of the family and praying for peace for you all.

Carrie Ann
1 month ago

Rest easy, to the best coloring buddy ever.

Eileen Manning
1 month ago

I enjoyed working with Mark. He was among the first to step up when someone needed assistance, whether it was with a work problem or a personal issue. He was a kind hearted man.

Mike Versic
1 month ago

I worked with Mark at Price Fighters before I retired 3 years ago. Mark always took time to stop by talk with me. We had a lot in common being a Machinist myself. Mark was a great guy and will be surely missed.

Teresa and Greg Kirby
1 month ago

Val, what a beautiful tribute to your husband! I know how tough this is going to be for you and your family as Mark left this earth way too soon. May you take comfort that his illness was short in time and focus on the quality of life he had. Blessings to you and your family.
Teresa and Greg Kirby
( friends of the Hubert’s 💕)