The couple were married on June 28, 1958 at Unicoi County Courthouse, Erwin, TN by J.P. Jim Gouge. Mr. Simerly is retired from the U.S. Army.
Mrs. Simerly is the former Mary Kathie Ayers. She is a retired cosmetologist.
The couple have two children, Jimme Robert Simerly of the home and the late Mary Coleen Holt; and two grandchildren, Katie Holt and Daniel Holt.