On July 1, 1935 a second son was born to Herman S. and Lois Levy at All
Saints Episcopal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. The family moved to
Hobbs within a few weeks of his birth and Hobbs has been the Levy Family
home place since then.
Sim H. “Bubba” Levy, long time resident and businessman of Hobbs, passed
on to his eternal home on January 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Herman & Lois Levy; a very close uncle and aunt, Sim B. and Mary
Levy; son, Sanford Cee Levy; and a great granddaughter, Sierra Colvin.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bilberry Levy; brother, Herman “Mike”
Levy, sister in law Sarah “Mickey” Levy; son, Sim Hampton Levy Jr. and
wife Debbie; daughter, Charlotta Levy Stewart and husband Greg;
grandsons Douglas Levy and Brad Stewart; granddaughters Crystal Levy
Portillo, Suzanne Levy Colvin, Farrah Stewart Cuellar, Tamra Stewart
Thatcher, Simeon Levy Arana, and Vanessa Levy Romero; 11 “Great”
grandchildren and 2 “Great, Great” grandchildren; 2 nieces and 4 nephews.
Sim loved his family and friends. He had such a zest for life. Even in the
face of much physical adversity, over his 83 years he has had some exciting
hobbies. When he was a very young man he did such things as building a
plane… and flying it! He raced cars and motorcycles; enjoyed his boats and
fishing; loved to play tennis; was a creative woodworker; enjoyed drafting,
building, photography, and beating his brother and friends at cards and
games. He played hard and he worked hard. The years at his business,
“Sim’s Cycle Sales”, was so rewarding to him because it combined his love
of cycling with his joy of working with people. His beloved “Bride” of 66
years stood by his side through all his “projects” and still called him her
“knight in shining armor”. From the time he was a youngster he loved
animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats and seemed to always have a
few on hand to spoil. The best job he ever had was being “Daddy” to
Hampton, Charlotta, and Sanford and Granddad and Papa to his
grandchildren. They were his ray of sunshine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children‘s Hospital,
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church (Hobbs), or The Western Heritage
I don't know what to say. Bubba made an impact on me and my parents. Growing up as a kid living behind ya was a blast. I was just remembering my time in Hobbs and looked up the Levys on the internet and found this obit. I am very sorry for the loss of such a great person. I have told many stories of Uncle Bubba and the Levy family. I deeply regret that we lost touch these many many years God bless to you
Tony WhalinSeguin, TX
My deepest condolences and thoughts to the Mr Levy and the family. My heart breaks to hear of a Great loss! He was a special man and so sweet and kind. My father, Manuel Jaquez, had told me the sad news about his good old friend Levy. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort the families hearts and souls for one day we will all be reunited in the kingdom of God. God bless you all and Mr Levys soul! R.i.p.
Sally Jawuez ChavezODESSA, TX
I’m sorry for your loss. Sim was a very special person and is greatly missed.
Cami PilkingtonHobbs, NM
Sosrry foryourss Loss. I miss our dinner at senior centser
mAARVIN HANSENEdmomd. ok., NM
He was a man that I knew for a short time. He always had a smile and you new he meant and new your name. All I know he was a man that pushed on when he was in world of pain. He truly loved his wife Barbara and it showed .May you rest and know you done your time on earth. I am going to miss you and your home now. God bless your soul. I am so glad you where my friend.
Ruth HubbardHobbs, NM
Bubba was one of my best friends. I know he is safe in the arms of our Savior right now. Not because he was religious, but because of how he lived his life. He had the best sense of humor, the kindest heart and a passion for living that was without parallel. I hope to see you again, Bubba. You are mourned. I pray the Lord comforts those of us left behind.
Patricia Tipps MenefeeTimberon, NM